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FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
Texas State Guard’s Dallas Area Regiment Welcomes New Commander
DALLAS (Sept. 28, 2015) - The 19th Regiment, Texas State Guard, welcomed Lt. Col. Lloyd W. Lietz, as the new regimental commander, during a change of command ceremony at the Red Bird Army National Guard Armory, Dallas, Sept. 12, 2015. Lietz will lead the 19th regimental headquarters and three battalions located in Dallas, Greenville and Kilgore.
"Having seen the 19th Regiment in action over the last two years, I know what a fine unit of Soldiers they are,” said Lietz. “I am excited to be taking command and I look forward to meeting our training challenges in the future."
Lietz was commissioned a second lieutenant at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1979. During his 27 years in the U.S. Army, he served as an infantry officer, including five years of battalion level command. His active duty assignments included multiple tours in Germany and Brussels, where he commanded the NATO Support Activity.
After serving as a Detailed Inspector General with the XVIII Airborne Corps, his final assignment was Commander, 1st Battalion, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division (Training Support).
He is a graduate of the Branch Immaterial Officers Candidate Course, the Airborne School, Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Mortar Platoon Leaders Course, the Adjutant/Personnel Officers Staff Course, Command and General Staff College and the Inspector General Course.
Lietz’s awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), as well as various other state and federal ribbons.
Lietz retired from federal service in 2005, and joined the Texas State Guard in 2013. He has served as the 4th Regiment operations officer, executive office and interim regimental commander.
He is a graduate of the Allen Military Academy in Bryan and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts Degree in Military History (Land Warfare) from American Military University.
Lietz is the son of Mrs. Charlene Lietz Moser of Erath County. Lietz has been married to his wife Gloria for 35 years and they have three children: Charlene, June and Richard. Lietz and his wife live in Stephenville and McKinney.
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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).
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