The Military Affairs Council is led by appointed leadership that is well connected to and has a good understanding of the military community in the South Florida region. The council may include a larger group of selected individuals which only meet when critical matters arise for the Miami Chamber to vet or take a position on. In such cases, the selected individuals come together to react, consult or deliberate. Past issues the Chamber has taken leadership on include advocating for reduction of service-member upfront rent, toll costs and HOA background check waiting period. Council leadership is a member of the Board of Directors and will have the same transitioning process as that of committee leadership. Council leadership and selected participants have discretion to administrate meetings. The Board of Directors must approve issue undertaking and action plans before the council can move forward on them. Opinions and findings of the council are reported back to the Board of Directors and the corresponding Miami Chamber council manager.