Command Group

BG Anthony Woods - Commanding General - Acting

BG Anthony Woods

Commanding General - Acting

Brigadier General (BG) Anthony Woods received an early commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1984 through the ROTC program at the University of Texas at Arlington.  He received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Texas Christian University in 1987 and an M.S. from the United States Army War College in 2010.  He served in several leadership positions in 1st Battalion 112th Armor, Dallas, Texas. These positions include serving as the Battalion Executive Officer during Operation Noble Eagle.  Noble Eagle was the first deployment of troops to protect America’s infrastructure from Terrorist attacks after 9-11.  In 2005, BG Woods became the first African American Commander of the 1st Battalion, 112th Armor, leading his unit in the first American training exercise in the country of Romania after the fall of the Soviet Union.  In 2006, BG Woods served as Deputy Commander for Operation Jump Start (OJS), an initiative started by President Bush to secure the Southwest border.  He also served as the Deputy Commander of the Joint Interagency Task Force (JI-A-TF).  JIATF was Texas's first attempt to establish a dedicated task force designed to support Law Enforcement during a manmade or natural disaster.  BG Woods commanded the 136th Combined Arms Training Regiment in 2010, leading it to be awarded the Institution of Excellence by the Army Training and Doctrine Command.  In 2012, BG Woods deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as the Task Force Commander of the Security Force Agency Task Force (S-FAT).  SFAT was given the task of overseeing and mentoring Brigade and Kandak staffs throughout Southern Afghanistan.  From 2015 until now BG Woods has served in various positions with the State Guard to include his current position as Acting Commander.  As a former Dallas Police Officer and Special Agent (SA) with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), SA Woods served in the Los Angeles Field Division before moving to the Houston Field Division Waco Resident Office in 1999.  In 2005, SA Woods transferred to the Houston office where he served on several High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area teams (HIDTA) before moving to the technical group. BG Woods retired from DEA in June 2018. 

BG Anthony Woods is married to Cecilia, formerly Cecilia Durham of Dallas, Texas. They have been married for 14 years and have seven children.  Tony, a graduate of Tarleton State University; Amanda and Christen both graduates from Sam Houston State University; Dalton, a graduate of North Texas State University; Ciara, a medical assistant student at the College of Health Care Professionals; David is in the United States Air Force stationed in Alaska; and Daniel is a Senior at Lamar University. BG and Mrs. Woods have one grandson, Marcellus Marquise Pullom. 

Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Turbeville - Senior Enlisted Advisor

Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Turbeville

Senior Enlisted Advisor

Command Sergeant Major Charles R. Turbeville was born in Charleston, South Carolina.. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of Phoenix.

CSM Turbeville’s military career began in June 1975 when he enlisted into the U.S. Army. CSM Turbeville’s initial assignment was with 4th Battalion, 68th Armor, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC where he served as Cavalry Scout for an Armor Battalion. He has served at Fort Rucker, AL, Fort Campbell, KY, Camp Humphreys, Korea, Fort Hood, TX and Dolan Barracks, Germany.  CSM Turbeville deployed on Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm from Germany 1990-1991 to provide Air Traffic Control support during the war.

His final assignment was as First Sergeant of Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry, 6th Cavalry Brigade, Fort Hood, retiring from federal service in 1995.

CSM Turbeville joined the Texas State Guard in November 2013, He served as Battalion SEA for 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment, Army Component, and previously as the Brigade SEA for the Texas Medical Brigade.

His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (2), South West Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Liberation of Kuwait Medal (Saudi and Kuwait), Texas Outstanding Service Medal (3) Texas Medal of Merit (5), Texas Humanitarian Service Ribbon, Texas Faithful Service Medal, Texas State Guard Service Medal. 
CSM Turbeville and his wife Brenda were married in 1979, have two children – Megan and Adam and daughter-in-law Heather. They reside in Copperas Cove, TX.