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Media is invited to cover the Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. and must arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. to allow for parking and coordination.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Friday, August 11, 2017, by 4 p.m.
with the Texas Military Department State Public Affairs Office at 512-782-5620 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Media will be required to show credentials.
Camp Mabry is located at 2200 West 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78731
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Seabrook resident to be inducted to Texas Military Hall of Honor
AUSTIN, Texas (August 8, 2017) – Texas Army National Guard and Texas State Guard retired Maj. Gen. Jerry D. lcenhower, of Seabrook, will be inducted into the Texas Military Department’s Hall of Honor for his extraordinary impact on the Texas Military, during a 10 a.m. ceremony at Camp Mabry in Austin, Aug. 13, 2017.
Icenhower served more than 40 years in the Texas Military from February 1963 through 2009, spanning nearly two-thirds of his life in service to his country and state. He enlisted into the Texas Army National Guard in 1963 as a member of the 49th Armored Division, earning the 11B military occupational specialty of infantryman. He commanded units at the company to brigade level. His service has been marked by a dedication to duty and proven leadership.
Icenhower was selected to attend Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a second lieutenant on June 19, 1965. Over the course of the next several years he served in many critical leadership roles.
In April 1993, he was appointed to serve as Commandant of the Texas Military Academy where he solidified the standing of the state Officer Candidate School program prior to his retirement from the Texas Army National Guard in 1995.
Icenhower continued his service to the state and joined the Texas State Guard where he served in many key positions, to include, deputy commanding general responsible for three Army brigades and an air wing. He also served as a Task Force Commander in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He retired from the Texas State Guard in April 2006.
Following his retirement, he continued to serve the Texas Military community through his involvement with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve National Guard Association, where he served as an advocate for guardsmen benefits.
The Hall of Honor program was established in 1980 to recognize outstanding Texas Air, Army and State Guard members. Since its inception, more than 95 members of the TMD have been inducted. Icenhower’s picture and a narrative explaining his service will hang in the conference room of the Brig. Gen. John C.L. Scribner Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry in Austin.
The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) 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 Department is 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).
For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at https://tmd.texas.gov.
Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703