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Texas Military Department Names Executive Director

Mr. Wilson Bill
Mr. Wilson Bill

AUSTIN, Texas (March 30, 2016) –The Adjutant General of Texas, Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols, is pleased to announce that Mr. Bill Wilson has been selected to serve as the Executive Director for the Texas Military Department, effective April 1, 2016.

“I am honored to be chosen for this role,” said Wilson. “As a veteran myself, I look forward to supporting the men and women in uniform and the citizens in Texas.”

Mr. Wilson most recently served as the Director of the Texas Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations. His prior positions include Director of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Veterans Employment Services programs at the Texas Veterans Commission; Policy Advisor for the Texas Workforce Commission; and a Legislative Liaison for the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

As the Executive Director, he serves as the principal advisor to the Adjutant General and the command group on state matters pertaining to the strategic and daily administration of the department.

“The Texas Military Department is very fortunate to gain a leader of Bill’s caliber in this key position,” said Nichols. “His experience, integrity and professionalism will be of great value to our agency.”

Mr. Wilson received a bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as an Intelligence Analyst and Korean Linguist in the U.S. Army, prior to serving in the California and Texas National Guards as a Counter-Intelligence Specialist.


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. The Texas Military Department includes the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).

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Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620