Agencies, Boards and Commissions

Texas Military Department*

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3 Members - Term: 2 Years

General Information

Agency #: 401 P.O. Box 5218Camp MabryAustin, TX 78763-5218


Office Office Holder (512) Phone / Fax
Adjutant General of Texas Major General Tracy Norris (512) 782-5006
Deputy Adjutant General for Army Brigadier General Gregory Chaney (512) 782-5022
Deputy Adjutant General for Air Brigadier General Dawn Ferrell (512) 782-5007


Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Texas State Guard Major General (TX) Robert Bodisch (512) 782-5255
Director of Joint Staff Brigadier General Thomas Suelzer (512) 782-5022
Director of Government Affairs Marcy Weldin (512) 782-6748
Public Affairs Officer Lieutenant Colonel Laura Cross (512) 782-5620
General Counsel Colonel Sonya Batchelor (512) 782-5057
Interim Executive Director, Texas Military Department Shelia Taylor (512) 782-3390


The adjutant general is commander of the Texas Military Forces and subordinate only to the governor in matters pertaining to its three branches, the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard and Texas State Guard.

* Subject to the Texas Sunset Act; will be reviewed in 2019.