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Lt. Gen. Charles G. Rodriguez
Lt. Gen. Charles G. Rodriguez

Adjutant general speaks at ROTC commissioning event

By Shelley Kilpatrick
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(May 9, 2007)--Lt. Gen. Charles G. Rodriguez, adjutant general for the State of Texas, will be guest speaker for the Army ROTC commissioning ceremony at 3 p.m., Friday, May 11 in the Main Building Auditorium (0.106) on the UTSA 1604 Campus.

Stationed at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas, Rodriguez is responsible for commanding more than 21,000 soldiers, airmen and civilians of the Texas military forces. Rodriguez began his military service in 1975, when he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and began service in the Signal Corps.

He served eight years as combat engineer with the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division in light infantry and tactical signal battalions, served with the G3 operations office of the 1st Armored Division and as the division's Signal Battalion Headquarters Company commander. Subsequently, he transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served 11 years.

Since joining the Texas Army National Guard in 1995, Rodriguez commanded the 136th Signal Battalion in corps support, and as quartermaster officer commanded the 136th Regional Training Regiment in combat arms.

Before serving as Texas adjutant general, Rodriguez was the assistant adjutant general for homeland defense in the Texas Joint Forces Headquarters and was designated commander in Texas for domestic joint forces operations.

For more information, contact Lt. Commander Dan Misket, UTSA professor of military science, at (210) 458-4622.

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