Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Abbott has reappointed Major General Kevin Pottinger, Shannalea Taylor, Dennis Lewis, and Kenneth Sheets to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for terms set to expire February 1, 2027. The Commission’s goal is to preserve, protect, expand, and attract new military missions, assets and installations. Additionally, the Commission encourages defense related businesses to expand or relocate in Texas.
Major General Kevin Pottinger, USAF (Ret.) of Keller is Chairman of the Freedom Mobility Foundation. He was commissioned in 1976 after completing the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Arizona State University. He completed Undergraduate Pilot Training in 1978 at Reese Air Force Base, Texas and entered the Air Force Reserve in 1991 after spending 15 years on active duty. Major General Pottinger flew the F-4 Phantom and F-16 Fighting Falcon. He served as Commander of the 301st Fighter Wing at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Commander of the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver, Colorado, Director under the Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at the Pentagon, and Mobilization Assistant to the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces. In 1999, Major General Pottinger retired from the Air Force Reserve and flew for American Airlines.