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Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC)

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13 Members - Terms at the pleasure of the governor; 2 Ex Officio Members

General Information

Office of the GovernorP.O. Box 12428Austin, TX 78711


Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Major General Kevin Pottinger, USAF (Ret.) Keller, 02-01-2021
Commissioner(s) Carol A. Bonds San Angelo, 02-01-2019
Garry Bradford Corpus Christi, 02-01-2021
Darrell Coleman 02-01-2019
Tom Duncavage League City, 02-01-2023
Woody Gilliland Abilene, 02-01-2023
Dennis L. Lewis Texarkana, 02-01-2021
Kenneth Sheets Mesquite, 02-01-2021
William Shine Harker Heights, 02-01-2019
Annie L. Sobel, M.D. Lubbock, 02-01-2023
Shannalea Taylor Del Rio, 02-01-2021
A. F. "Tom" Thomas El Paso, 02-01-2023
James Whitmore New Braunfels, 02-01-2023
Ex Officio Member(s) Sen. Donna Campbell, M.D. New Braunfels
Rep. Roland Gutierrez San Antonio
Major General John F. Nichols Austin


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Director Keith Graf (512) 475-1475 / (512) 936-0080
Program Manager Alexandra Taylor (512) 936-0100 / (512) 936-0080


Established in 2003 by the 78th Texas Legislature and placed in the Governorís Office of Economic Development and Tourism in 2009, the Texas Military Preparedness Commissionís (TMPC) goal is to preserve, protect, expand, and attract new military missions, assets, and installations. Additionally, the TMPC encourages defense-related businesses to expand or relocate in Texas.