military Enhancement COMMITTEE

Supporting the military presence throughout the Beaufort region.

The Military Enhancement Committee of Beaufort County (MEC) is an Auxiliary Committee of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce to enhance the quality and value of the military installations of Beaufort County and to lay the framework to defend these three military bases with regard to any threats, including base realignments and closures, and to establish procedures and contingency plans in the event one or more of these military installations is closed or realigned.

The MEC addresses community concerns and responds to opportunities regarding any possible reductions, additions or changes of mission with any of the region’s military installations.

Click to view the MEC website and Facebook page.

Members of the Military Enhancement Committee are appointed by local governments, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Island Council and the South Carolina Military Base Task Force. Funding for the Military Enhancement Committee’s work comes from local and state governments, business and private contributions.


Chair: Neal Pugliese
S.C. Military Base Task Force Rep

Vice-Chair: Warren Parker
Beaufort County Rep

Treasurer: Jimmy Boozer
Port Royal Town Council Rep

Col. Emmett McCracken
Bluffton Town Council Rep

Carlton Dallas
Greater Island Council Rep

Teri Maude
Beaufort City Council Rep

Caroline Fermin
Beaufort Regional Chamber Rep

Lisa Philp
Beaufort Regional Chamber Rep

Ed Saxon
Beaufort County Rep