J. Alan Mathis
District: Central Texas
Administrative: Elections & Credentials, Elections & Credentials - Member
Legislative: Rural-Urban, Rural-Urban - Member
I served in the US Army from 1970 until 1993. Enlisted from 7 ½ years. Rose from E-1 to E-6. I spent three and one-half years deployed overseas to Germany. During this time, I earned an Associate’s degree.
In 1977, I attended Officer Candidate School and rose to the rank of Major. I had a dual-tracked career, first as Air Defense Artillery officer and then a tactical Chemical Officer. I spent four years in Germany. During this time, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. I deployed for Operation Desert Shield.
After the Army, I worked for an Army defense contractor company from 1993 to 2015. I began as individual contributor and worked up to Senior Operations Manager. I deployed with the Army to Iraq in 2003 – Operation Iraqi Freedom. I had two additional trips to Kuwait and three to South Korea.
Since retiring in 2015 until now, I have been active as a rancher, church choir director, member of Exchange and Lions clubs.