Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Major General Robert Bodisch, Sr. as the Commander of the Texas State Guard for a term to expire at the pleasure of the Governor.
Robert Bodisch, Sr. of Round Rock has served in the Texas State Guard for over 30 years and currently serves as the Interim Commander. He previously served as the Department of Public Safety Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of Texas Homeland Security, which included the Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Division and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. He started his 45-year law enforcement and criminal justice career in 1973 as a deputy sheriff with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department after serving four years on active duty with the United States Marine Corps. Among numerous other assignments, he served two tours of duty in Iraq working for the Department of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program. Bodisch holds a Master Peace Officer license and has over 6800 hours of law enforcement education and training, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in quality systems management from the National Graduate School in Falmouth, Massachusetts.