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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Bryan Native Named Texas Military Forces’ Senior Enlisted Advisor
AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 18, 2014) – Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Weedon, a Bryan native, assumed responsibility as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Texas Military Forces from Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Brandt, in a ceremony held at Camp Mabry in Austin, Nov. 15, 2014.
During the ceremony Weedon took time to thank his family for their many years of love, support and sacrifice. He also commented on his early days in the Texas National Guard and when he decided to make a long term commitment to the force.
“I fell in love with the guard when I recognized the true sacrifice and the true patriot that guardsmen and women are,” said Weedon.
Weedon’s previous leadership positions include fire team leader, squad leader, platoon sergeant, operations sergeant, first sergeant, sergeant major and command sergeant major.
“I am very humbled and proud at the same time, to serve you in this position,” said Weedon speaking to the men and women of the Texas Military Forces.
As the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Texas Military Forces, Weedon will advise the Adjutant General – Texas on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, health of the force and enlisted professional development.
“It is the spirit of men and women who follow and the men and women who that gains the victory,” said Weedon. “I believe that we have the right team in place to do just that and I look forward to our ride together.
Weedon graduated from Bryan High School in 1986 and joined the U.S. Army in January of 1988. He and his wife Shelli have four children and three grandchildren.
The mission of the Texas Military Forces (TXMF) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Forces are commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
Texas Military Forces Public Affairs
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Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703