Governor Abbott appoints Suelzer as deputy adjutant general for air

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Posted 1/7/21

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott appointed Brigadier General Thomas M. Suelzer to serve as the Deputy Adjutant General for Air for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.

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Governor Abbott appoints Suelzer as deputy adjutant general for air

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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott appointed Brigadier General Thomas M. Suelzer to serve as the Deputy Adjutant General for Air for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.

The Deputy Adjutant General for Air shall coordinate activities of the Texas Military Forces with the National Guard Bureau to ensure funding and compliance occurs with other federal, state, and local jurisdictions in matters relating to mission of the Texas Air National Guard.

Suelzer, of Keller, is the Director of Joint Staff, Texas National Guard at Camp Mabry and Chief of Staff, Texas Air National Guard. He completed Undergraduate Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona and went on to serve in various operational and staff assignments during his ten years of Active Duty service, and seven years in the Air Force Reserve.

General Suelzer joined the Texas Air National Guard in 2007, where he served as Deputy Director of Operations for Domestic Operations and Director of Operations. During this time, he served in fulltime assignments as the Chief of Staff for the 71st Troop Command (JTF-71) and the 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (JTF-136).

Prior to his current position, General Suelzer was the Commander, 136th Airlift Wing, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. General Suelzer graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. 

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