COUNTRY, COUNTRY AND COUNTRY
MAY 2011 LOST DINERS HONORARY GUEST
Lieutenant General Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret.)
General Leroy Sisco although currently retired from the United States military after having served for more than FORTY-TWO years, continues to serve our country by working with service men and women returning home!
The General has commanded the TXSG and was deputy commander of the 49th Armored Division and assistant adjutant General of Texas over the M-Day force. Born in McAlester, Oklahoma, he moved at the age of fourteen with his family to Abilene, Texas. Close to the end of his senior year in high school (1961) he joined the Texas Army National Guard, Company C-142 Infantry 36th Division.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1967 from Abilene Christian University.
During his first three years as an enlisted soldier he rose to the rank of E-5 and was selected to attend OCS. He graduated and was commissioned in June of 1965 and completed his career with the rank of Lieutenant General. General Sisco’s military experience span command positions from company to Deputy Commander 49th Armored Division and Commander of the TXSG. His other commands include the 231st Engineer Company, the 386th Engineer Battalion, and 111th Area Support Group, which required a lot of his time in Germany working with the 21st TAACOM. He has served in a variety of joint and combined assignments that included major staff positions with the 71st troop command. General Sisco served on the National Guard Association of Texas Board for six years and five of those years he served on the executive board. He held various offices during this time and was President in 1996. This organization has over 65,000 members.
In his business and private community activities, he has received many awards for his support, performance and dedication. He has several business interests from Texas Trophy Hunters TV Show, Ranching, Military Warriors Support Foundation (helping our Wounded Heroes with homes, jobs, activities and scholarships) www.militarywarriors.org and is part owner of several companies. He has an honorary doctorate of military arts and science from TMA. He has also been made the honorary President of the Republic of the Rio Grande by the city of Laredo, Texas. Abilene Christian University honored him with Distinguished Alumni of the year Citation. The Texas Legislature has honored him twice with a joint resolution on the House floor from the Senate and House for his duty and dedication to the State of Texas and this Country. The State of Texas inducted him into the Texas Infantry OCS Hall of Fame. Currently he serves on the board of the Code Talkers Association for the Choctaw Nation and on the Texas Military Forces Support Foundation Board. Recently he has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the NRA. He is serving on one of the advisory boards for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Board. He is also serving on an advisory board for the Texas Veterans Commission.
General Sisco’s awards include, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal, Adjutant Generals Individual Award, Texas Outstanding Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievements Medal (4th Award), National Defense Medal, Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4th Award), Reserve Service Medal (2nd Award), Army Service Ribbons, and Engineer Regimental Affiliation Badge. The National Infantryman’s Association has honored him with the Martyrdom of St. Maurice award at the highest level of Primicerius. The Adjutant General of Texas honored him with the Order of the Iron Cross Award. Governor Rick Perry honored him by commissioning him an Admiral in the Texas Navy.
General Sisco is married to the former Frances Wiseman. They have two sons, Brandon and Trevor, and a daughter Shae. They have five grandchildren Blake, Alexia, Ty, Jayden and Trenton.
General Sisco and his family reside outside of San Antonio, Texas at Estancia in Boerne, Texas.
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