Governor Abbott Appoints Miranda To Texas Military Preparedness Commission
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Benjamin Miranda, Jr. to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for a term set to expire on February 1, 2023. 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.
Benjamin Miranda, Jr. of El Paso is the Director of Operational Impact & Business Development at Endeavors, a non-profit organization serving vulnerable people in crisis through innovative, personalized approaches. Additionally, he leads outreach efforts in support of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors’ mission to provide high quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to Veterans and their families. He is the co-chair of the El Paso Chamber’s Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, co-chair of the 151st Community Veterans Engagement Board, and vice-chair of the El Paso County Veterans Advisory Board. Additionally, he is a board member of the El Paso Homeless Coalition Continuum of Care and a member of Disabled American Veterans and the Air Force Sergeants Association. He served 24 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 2017 with the rank of Command Chief Master Sergeant. In the Air Force, he served in various senior executive leadership positions in Law Enforcement, Force Protection, Anti-Terrorism, International Military Affairs, and Professional Military Education. He deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Unified Response, and to multiple counter-drug operations in Latin America. He was awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 1 Service Star, and International Legion of Merit—Cooperation System of the American Air Forces. Miranda received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education with a concentration in Human Services from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Walden University.