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Gov. Perry Appoints O'Mahoney and Ware To the Texas Veterans' Commission

Thursday, May 24, 2007  •  Appointment

AUSTIN: Gov. Rick Perry has announced the appointment of Terrence P. O’Mahoney of Dallas and Brigadier General Ezell Ware Jr. of Austin as members of the Texas Veterans’ Commission for terms to expire December 31, 2011. The commission is responsible for assisting veterans by informing them of their rights and applying for their entitlements.

O’Mahoney served as Chairman of the President’s National Hire Veterans Committee within the U.S. Department of Labor. He previously served as Commissioner Representing Labor for the Texas Workforce Commission. O’Mahoney also served as a Major in the U.S. Marine Corps and as a pilot for Delta Airlines. He is a member of the Marine Corps Aviation Association, the Marine Corps Association and the American Legion. O’Mahoney earned a bachelor’s degree from New York Tech in Old Westbury, NY. Ware is a motivational speaker and author of By Duty Bound: Survival and Redemption in a Time of War. He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and California National Guard.

Ware is a member of the Veterans of Foreign War, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, U.S. Army Black Aviation Association, and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) where he served on the VVA Foundation board of directors. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Air Medal with 12 oak leaf clusters and Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters. Ware earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, a graduate degree from Troy State University and graduated with honors from the U.S. Air Force Air War College.

These appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

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