January 22, 2016
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A nominations committee consisting of Bob Halverson and Garry Patterson made a recommendation to the Executive Committee with the names of personnel to be nominated to the Chapter Members for election on 2 March 2016. The Chapter will hold a General Membership meeting on that date. The slate of officers consists of:

For the office of President: MSG (ret) Gerardo Soto

For the office of First Vice President: MG(ret) Robert L. Halverson

A short bio of MSG Soto

He served in the US Air Force for four years including a combat tour in Vietnam. He also served in combat during Operation Desert Storm.

He has served in the Texas Army National Guard in many important assignments.

Those include the Army G3 as a Special Projects NCO, Assistant Operations Sergeant, JOC Battle Captain and Mobilization NCO. He also served in the Texas National Guard Headquarters as a Drug Demand Reduction Program Specialist, Alcohol and Drug Control Officer, Recruiting and Retention Administrative NCO, Environmental Training Coordinator and NCOES instructor and Senior Budget Analyst.

His numerous awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Service Medal with 3 Service Stars.

He is married to Victoria and lives in Georgetown, Texas with their son Christian. He attended San Antonio College and earned additional credits through the American Military University.

The current First Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President for Family programs have agreed to serve another term.

After the election the officers will then be installed along with the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Vice President for Family Programs.

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Any questions may be directed to Bob Halverson at rhalverson@suddenlink.net