Governor Abbott Reappoints Moody To Veterans Land Board

January 5, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Grant Moody to the Veterans Land Board (VLB) for a term set to expire on December 29, 2024. The VLB is an organization within the Texas General Land Office, which oversees six programs that provide benefits and services for Texas veterans, military members and their families.

Grant Moody of San Antonio is a Director of Strategy, Policy, and Innovation at Valero Energy.  He earned a commission from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, where he majored in economics, and was selected for naval flight training. Moody choose to continue his service in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as an F-18 pilot. During his active duty service, he completed tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan, providing air support over coalition forces in Iraq and patrolling as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) with 3rd Battalion 9th Marines in Afghanistan. He continues to serve in the USMC Reserve as the Deputy District Reserve Support Officer for the 8th Marine Corps District that covers all or part of 10 states including all of Texas. Additionally, he is also the former chairman and founder of Support and Defend PAC, and currently sits on the Advisory Council for Soldiers’ Angels. Moody received a Master of Science in Statistics from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.