The AAG Resolution Supporting K-12 Geography Education has been endorsed or adopted by:
U.S. Secretaries of State
The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright Secretary of State, 1997-2001
The Honorable James A. Baker III Secretary of State, 1989-1992
The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger Secretary of State, 1973-1977
The Honorable George P. Shultz Secretary of State, 1982-1989
U.S. Secretaries of Defense
The Honorable Harold Brown Secretary of Defense, 1977-1981
The Honorable William S. Cohen Secretary of Defense, 1997-2001
The Honorable Robert M. Gates Secretary of Defense, 2006-2011
The Honorable Leon E. Panetta Secretary of Defense, 2011-13
Governor Robert Bentley, Alabama
Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona
Governor Sam Brownback, Kansas (also, former U.S. Senator)
Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi
Governor Steve Bullock, Montana
Governor Eddie Calvo, Guam
Governor Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island (also, former U.S. Senator)
Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota (also, former U.S. Senator)
Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma
Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, Puerto Rico
Governor Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire
Governor Gary Herbert, Utah
Governor John Kitzhaber, Oregon
Governor Paul LePage, Maine
Governor Dannel Malloy, Connecticut
Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina
Governor Martin O’Malley, Maryland
Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois
Governor Brian Sandoval, Nevada
Governor Rick Scott, Florida
Governor Peter Shumlin, Vermont
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, West Virginia
Former Senior Government Officials
The Honorable Haley Barbour Governor of Mississippi, 2004-2012
The Honorable Bill Richardson Governor of New Mexico, 2003-2011; also, former U.S. Ambassador to UN and former U.S. Secretary of Energy
The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth former U.S. Senator and Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs; current President of United Nations Foundation & Better World Fund
Senior Retired Military Leaders
General Charles C. Krulak, USMC, Ret. - 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps
General Joseph W. Ralston, USAF, Ret. - 4th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Henry H. Shelton, USA, Ret. - 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Richard B. Myers, USAF, Ret. - 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Admiral James M. Loy, USCG, Ret. - 21st Commandant of the Coast Guard; also, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, USN, Ret. - 7th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Charles F. Wald, USAF, Ret. - Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command
General James E. Cartwright, USMC, Ret. - 8th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Ret. - Former Director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency
Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, Ret. - 29th Chief of Naval Operations
Admiral Thad Allen, USCG, Ret. - 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard
General Kevin P. Chilton, USAF, Ret. - Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command
Lt. General Daniel W. Christman, USA, Ret. - Former Superintendent, U.S. Military Academy
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN, Ret. - Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs
Vice Admiral Robert Murrett, USN, Ret. - Former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Major Private-Sector Supporters
General Motors Company
John Deere (Deere & Company)
LG Electronics USA
National Grid USA
Nissan North America
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Public Service Enterprise Group
Southwest Airlines Co.
Sprint Nextel Corporation
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
United Parcel Service, Inc.
Verizon Communications Inc.
Leading Environmental Organizations
American Council On Renewable Energy: ACORE is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy and provides a common educational platform for a wide range of interests in the renewable energy community.
Environmental Defense Fund: With a membership of over 700,000, EDF’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.
The Jane Goodall Institute: JGI is a global leader in chimpanzee behavioral research and protection, community-centered conservation, and youth service.
National Council for Science and the Environment: NCSE works to improve the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking.
U.S. Green Building Council: USGBC promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated. The Council developed the LEED green building rating systems.
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: ACSM members include over 5,000 surveyors, cartographers, geodesists, and related professionals.
American Geographical Society: AGS members include professional geographers and others who support the need for geography.
American Geosciences Institute: AGI is a federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 120,000 earth scientists.
American Meteorological Society: AMS promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on atmospheric and related sciences.
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: ASPRS members are professionals in photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, and supporting technologies.
Cartography and Geographic Information Society: CaGIS members design, implement, and use cartography, GIS, and related technologies.
Coalition of Geospatial Organizations: Consists of 12 national geographic technology organizations.
Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute: GISCI has certified over 4,000 GIS Professionals.
Geospatial Information and Technology Association: GITA represents public and private utilities and telecom companies.
International Association of Assessing Officers: The IAAO’s 8,000 members include government assessment officials.
Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors: MAPPS is a national association of firms in the surveying, spatial data, and GIS fields.
National Association of State Boards of Education: Founded in 1958, NASBE represents state and territorial boards of education.
National Council for Geographic Education: NCGE represents teachers and state officials committed to enhancing the quality of geography teaching and learning at all levels.
National Geographic Society: One of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world, NGS has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888.
National States Geographic Information Council: NSGIC members include senior GIS coordinators and managers from nearly every U.S. state and territory.
United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation: USGIF members in security agencies and the private sector use geospatial intelligence to protect the U.S.
University Consortium for Geographic Information Science: UCGIS represents 70 universities involved in GIS research and education.
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association: URISA and its 7,000 members promote the effective management of urban and regional systems.