Austin Founder Lions Club

Border Security

  • 16 Apr 2015
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 700 Dawson Rd, Austin TX, 78704


Border Security
April 16, 2015

Speaker: Brigadier General Patrick M. Hamilton 
Introduction by: Lion Dewayne Naumann

Brigadier General Patrick M. Hamilton 

Brigadier General Patrick M. Hamilton currently serves as the Commander, Domestic Operations Task Force and the Director of the Joint Staff for the Texas Military Forces at Camp Mabry in Austin.  His task force is comprised of over 4,000 Soldiers and Airmen and provides military support to civil authorities across the state of Texas, including border security operations, counterdrug operations, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and winter storms.  He is also responsible for coordinating over 30 international military exchanges per year with the Czech Republic and Chile as part of the State Partnership Program.  BG Hamilton earned his commission in 1985 from Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education as well as a Master of Strategy and Security from the U.S. Army War College.  He is a career Armored Cavalry officer and has commanded units at the platoon, company, battalion, regiment, and joint task force level.

His key staff assignments include Chief of Staff to the Adjutant General of Texas, Chief of Staff for the Texas Army National Guard, Director of Joint Operations, and the Army National Guard Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations (G3).  His deployments include: Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia), Operations Noble Eagle, and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

His awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the NATO Medal for service in the Former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, as well as many others. 

BG Hamilton lives in Round Rock, Texas with his wife of 27 years, Beverly, and they have three children.  BG Hamilton and his family attend Round Rock Presbyterian Church where he has previously served as an Elder.  He also serves as a member of the Round Rock YMCA’s Board of Directors, and is a member and former board member of the Round Rock Rotary Club. 

Featured Lunch Menu:
Mashed potatoes
Iced Tea, Coffee & Water

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