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Press Release

For Immediate Release:April 10, 2012 Release No. 20120410-01


TexasVeterans Commission Launches Veteran Entrepreneur and Business Development Program

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission announced today the creation of the “Texas Veteran Entrepreneur and Business Development Program,” a Texas Veterans Commission program to promote Veteran business ownership and connect Veterans with the necessary resources for the successful launch, operation and growth of their business.

The Texas Veterans Commission appointed Duncan McGhee, an Army Veteran with a BA degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, to head the program. “Duncan’s 25 years of experience working in start-up environments and growing companies in the private sector makes him the ideal candidate for this position,” said Thomas Palladino, Texas Veterans Commission’s Executive Director.

Initially, the program will focus on outreach to share the information on the wide variety of financing, franchising and business support systems available to Veterans then ensuring Veterans who wish to launch or grow their business have the resources necessary for success.

The program will grow to provide the following services:

  • Business concept assessment
  • Business plan development
  • Financial guidance
  • Management assistance
  • Marketing assistance
  • Information regarding franchise opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities

“With its four programs of Claims, Veterans Employment, Veterans Education and grants through the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance, the Texas Veterans Commission is uniquely positioned to inform the greatest possible number of Veterans about all the resources available to support Veteran business ownership,” says Duncan McGhee. “My goal is to leverage the synergies associated with the internal and external resources available to this program, and have them intersect with the Veteran entrepreneur.”

For more information on the program please contact Duncan McGhee at 512-936-6677 or via email at

About the Texas Veterans Commission

The mission of the Texas Veterans Commission is to advocate for and provide superior service to Veterans and their families in the areas of claims assistance, employment services, education benefits and grant funding. Over 200 skilled counselors in 75 cities provide one-on-one guidance to Veterans and their families to ensure they receive all the benefits to which they are entitled.

Contact Information
Duncan McGhee1700
N. Congress,Suite
800Austin,Texas7 8711-2277
Fax 512-475-2395

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Employment Networking Group for Military Veterans

Weekly, Mondays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

All U.S. veterans are invited to join a free, weekly career and employment networking group designed specifically for DFW veterans. All veterans are welcome, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or ability to pay. This employment networking group will teach veterans how to successfully match experience and skills to jobs, design an effective resume, prepare for interviews, connect with employers who are actively hiring veterans, and adapt to different work environments. For more information, please contact Don Carter at or 972.437.9950.

Jewish Family Service / 5402 Arapaho Road / Dallas, TX 75248

Verterans job Resources

Review the resouirces available to Verterans at Many links to on-lline resources the Veteran can use.

JROTC Activities

The Mesquite ISD is hosting the 21st Annual Major R. Roger Guynn Memorial JROTC Military Skills Championship Meet on 31 March 2012 at Memorial Stadium,
2500 Memorial Pkwy,
Mesquite, TX 75149. 

To date, over 35 schools from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana are entered in the meet. 

Many schools across North Texas will be having their annual awards ceremonies, some starting as early as March, but most will be in April and May. 

I am also attaching the Mesquite ISD calendar of events for our five high schools.

Leadership and A Movie–The Alamo

The-Alamo-2004-202x300Great night Monday at our Leadership and A Movie event this past Monday. A full house included a large contingent of TCU and University of North Texas ROTC cadets, bankers, entrepreneurs, fire department leaders and others from North Texas Communities. Our panel of experienced business, civic and military leaders examined the leadership lessons to be drawn from the movie ‘The Alamo’ (2004 starring Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thorton). A powerful case study in leadership that drove a great post screening discussion among the participants and panelists. Thanks to DISYS for hosting the event at their Plano headquarters. Look for AUSA North Texas’ next event aimed at raising the ‘Leadership Quotient’ for attendees. We do these events quarterly—at no charge to attendees. It’s a great way to talk about leadership and what it takes to drive organizations forward. Join us next time out.  JP Hogan, AUSA North Texas Chapter President

Veterans Career Fair

Veterans Career Fair

Wed.  April 4, 10am – 2pm

Frisco Discover Center, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

The Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee in conjunction with its City partners, is hosting a Veterans only Career Fair. Bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to interview! For more information about the Veterans Career Fair

contact Paula Sosamon at 972-429-6526

San Jacinto Staff Ride Information

What is a Staff Ride?
The staff ride places students on the actual terrain of the battle, evokes the conditions experienced by the participants at the time, and provides vignettes and discussion topics to increase their understanding of the battle.

Attached is the pdf Battle Staff Ride work sheet that they can download from your web site.  I’ve changed the deadline for sign up as Tuesday 21, FEB 2012. San Jacinto Staff Ride Click this link to rerview the information about the Staff Ride and the particpant costs.

Since this information will be on our public web site, please have volunteers contact me at this e-mail address:

These changes, and a change in our departure flight on Saturday 24 March to 8am, is shown on the attached sheet.

Where Eagles Fly

“Where Eagles Fly”

Here is the video embedded into a new post (blog) – and the video should be in the post and on the category-Leadership Development

It turns out that I had a setting in the Canvas theme was only using excerpt in the index and archive php. When I set that to full text vs. excerpt then everything showed up everywhere and now the video is all over the place

Note: Blogging is known as a POST in the “+ new” menu at the very top of the screen – in the black menu bar for the theme options. Click on the + sign and choose POST from the drop down menu. WP will put you into an EDIT screen where you enter the post data (including) embedded/and linked images and videos and sound files from our library or from URLs.

Remember to name your new post and choose a category (most of which are under the category menu now. Or choose a “new category” which won’t be in the menu until I or JP get a chance to add it. The new post will show on the Home page in its entirety. Including links and embedded video or images.

New North Texas Membership Area

Ralph Gauer is our Regional President. He felt strongly that all parts of Texas should be represented in individual AUSA Chapters, so he made it happen. As indicated on the Texas map above, North Texas now literally encompasses everything north of I-20. So, for the folks in Midland, Amarillo, Lubbock and Canyon, welcome to the newsletter and an assigned local Chapter. To give you some history, after the Cold War ended, the North Texas Chapters dwindled in activity and meeting attendance. Dickie McKinney rejuvenated

Dallas in 2004 along with Chaplain Wesley Geary. So we‟ve gone from six guys meeting in Audie Murphy‟s house to the purple you
see below. – Woody Alexander

AUSA North Texas donates $12,000 to WFSC

Chapter Officers JP Hogan, Rich Kaniss Matthew Raskiewicz and Chaplain Wes Geary traveled to the Family and Warrior Support Center (WFSC) at Ft Sam Houston 27 January to deliver a donation of $12,000.00 to the program. The donation represents the proceeds from our chapter sponsored AUSA North Texas Golf Classic at Brookhaven Country Club.

The WFSC provides support to wounded warriors and their families during recovery and rehabilitation at the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). The facility was built using donated funds and operations rely on donations by individuals and organizations. AUSA North Texas has raised $18,000.00 for the center in the last 3 years.