Dement Named TXARNG Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel

Lt. Col. Darrell W. DementCAMP MABRY, Texas - The Adjutant General is pleased to announce Lt. Col. (Promotable) Darrell W. Dement of Cedar Park will assume duties as the Texas Army National Guard Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1), effective Feb. 15, 2013. He replaces retiring Col. Ron McLaurin.

Dement, a Gulf War and Iraq War Veteran, will be the principal staff officer responsible for oversight and control over all matters concerning human resource management within the Texas Army National Guard. He previously served as the Director for Plans & Policy (J5) for the Joint Force Headquarters, Texas Military Forces.

TXMF Supports Chris Kyle’s Funeral in Austin

CAMP MABRY, Texas - The Texas Military Forces is honored to have provided a chaplain, a seven-person rifle detail and a flyover by two F-16 Fighting Falcons in support of the funeral for Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (Apr. 8, 1974 - Feb. 2, 2013), a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and former Navy SEAL, at the Texas State Cemetery, in Austin, today.

Kyle, a native Texan and Iraq War Veteran, was dubbed the “Devil of Ramadi” by Iraqi insurgents, and has been credited with more than 150 confirmed kills by the Department of Defense, which makes him the most lethal sniper in American military history.