AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Timothy "Tim" Strawther and Michael "Mike" Boyd to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for terms set to expire Feb. 1, 2023, and Feb. 1, 2025, respectively.
According to a press release from the Office of the Governor, the commission seeks to preserve, protect, expand and attract new military missions, assets and installations and encourages defense-related businesses to expand or relocate in Texas.
Mike Boyd of Christoval is the Housley Communications, Inc., chairman. He currently serves as a San Angelo Health Foundation trustee, San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo Association president, and former trustee of Shannon Medical Center's board. Boyd served in the Texas National Guard from 1974-2005. He received a bachelor in business administration from Texas A&M University and a master’s in banking from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.
Tim Strawther of Bulverde is the lead executive for San Antonio at Lockheed Martin Corporation. He is a member of the Air Force Association, the United States Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and Rotary International and is on the board of directors of I Care San Antonio and The Dee Howard Foundation. He is an honorary commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing and of the 433rd Airlift Wing. He served in the United States Air Force from 1983-2009. Strawther received a bachelor of science from the United States Air Force Academy, a master of arts in strategic studies from Air University, and a master of arts in public administration from Valdosta State University.