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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
Darrell Coleman 02-01-2019
Tom Duncavage League City, 02-01-2023
Arthur Emerson San Antonio, 02-01-2017
Woody Gilliland Abilene, 02-01-2023
Dennis L. Lewis Texarkana, 02-01-2021
Karen Rankin San Antonio, 02-01-2017
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
Major General John F. Nichols Spring Branch
Vacant --


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


In 2003, the 78th Legislature created the Texas Military Preparedness
Commission (Commission) as a Trusteed Program within the Office of the Governor to assist local defense communities in identifying and using economic development resources that enhance the military value of their installations. The Commission’s mission is to preserve and expand Texas’ 18 major military installations and their missions, and assist communities that have been impacted by a U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. The Commission accomplishes its mission by performing the following duties:

• advising the Governor and Legislature on defense- related issues affecting Texas military installations to support the long-term viability of the military in the State;

• providing financial assistance to defense communities impacted by BRAC through the Texas Military Value Revolving Loan Fund program and the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) program;

• functioning as an information clearinghouse by providing military installation information and recommendations to enhance the military value of Texas defense installations to the Governor, Legislature, Congressional Delegation, and state and federal government officials, primarily through its Annual Report: Master Plan for the Future; and

• working with the Governor, Legislature, Congressional Delegation, and senior military and community leaders to seek additional defense missions for Texas.