“Military Relations Committee Reorganized,” Ensign, Sept. 1972, 91
Elder David B. Haight, Assistant to the Council of the Twelve, has been named managing director of the Church Military Relations Committee, with J. Willard Marriott of Washington, D.C., and Kay A. Schwendiman of Salt Lake City as committee members.
Released were Elder Mark E. Petersen of the Council of the Twelve, chairman; and Elders Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson, committee members. Elder Boyd K. Packer, who previously served as managing director, has been named adviser to the committee.
Elder Packer explained that the purposes of the committee are “to foster the welfare of Church members in the military service, to give direction to chaplains serving in the military, to maintain relations with military officials, and to give attention to an ongoing military relations program in all countries of the world where there are Latter-day Saint servicemen.”
Robert G. Crawford, who will continue as executive secretary of the Military Relations Committee, has emphasized the need for support of committee programs at the ward level. “Bishops should advise and encourage every young man going into the military service to attend the preservice Church orientation before he leaves for the service and also the in-service Church orientation at the basic training centers,” he said.