Charles Gary Rodriguez

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Full Name: Charles Gary Rodriguez
Location: Section:Monument Hill, Section 2 (H2)
Row:E  Number:23
Reason for Eligibility: Approved, Texas State Cemetery Committee 
Birth Date: September 28, 1953 
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RODRIGUEZ, CHARLES G. (1953 ~ ). The following is a biography for Texas Adjutant General Charles G. Rodriguez. The document was provided by the Rodriguez family.

"General Rodriguez served as the Texas Adjutant General from 2005 through present. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry for this statewide state service, noteworthy as the first Hispanic-American to serve as Texas Adjutant General. General Rodriguez and his wife Cappy are veterans of active duty military service, she with more than 20 years of service as both an NCO and commissioned officer and he with more than 32 years as a commissioned officer.

General Rodriguez's father, Colonel (USA) Joseph C. Rodriguez (1928-2005) was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor (Korea, 1951) and is honored by a cenotaph, also at the Texas State Cemetery. His mother, Rose, resided in El Paso, Texas.

General Rodriguez was a U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY) graduate, class of 1975, commissioned as a Signal Corps officer. He served eight years active duty during the Cold War period with command and staff assignments in the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division and the 1st Armored Division in the U.S. and in West Germany. Further, he served an additional 11 years in the U.S. Army Reserves in command and joint staff assignments. Beginning in 1995, he joined the Texas Army National Guard and served as commander of the 136th Signal (Corps Area) Battalion, commander of the 136th Regional Training (Combat Arms) Institute, and Deputy Commander of the 71st Troop Command with additional responsibilities as Assistant Adjutant General for Homeland Defense in Texas.

His education included a Bachelor's Degree in Science from West Point, Master's Degree in Arts (Marketing Research) from Wheaton College, IL, Master's Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Keller Graduate School in Chicago, IL, a Doctorate of Philosophy (Philanthropic Leadership) from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, OH, and completion of senior service college at the Inter-American Defense College in Fort McNair, District of Columbia.

General Chuck Rodriguez and Cappy had two children: Christopher Ray and Johnny Marie."

Further information is available through the Texas State Cemetery research department.

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