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Lieutenant Colonel Ronald E. Henry Jr., USA (Ret.)

Lieutenant Colonel Henry

Lieutenant Colonel Henry is the Assistant Commandant of the Corps of Cadets responsible for recruitment, communications, and scholarships.  

The lieutenant colonel retired from active duty military service, in October 2015, following more than 24 years as an Army Infantry officer. He held multiple command and staff positions including the professor of military science at Tarleton and the Seattle recruiting battalion commander that directed the Army’s recruiting effort in the Pacific Northwest. He deployed and served during Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. During his career, his duty locations included Washington, Georgia, Texas, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, Kansas, New York, Virginia, and Kentucky. His military awards and decorations include Airborne, Ranger, and the Bronze Star Medal.

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Henry is a graduate of Alvarado High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Stephen F. Austin State University. He also earned a Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. He enlisted in the Army in 1991 as a military intelligence analyst and was awarded a commission through Officer Candidate School. He completed the US Army Command and General Staff College. 

Since returning to Stephenville, LTC Henry has been an active member of the Rotary Club and the Turnbow-Higgs American Legion Post 240 where he serves as the 2nd vice-commander.  

He is a native of Alvarado, TX. His son is in the United States Army Reserve and is a member of the Texan Corps of Cadets at Tarleton. He raises his two daughters that attend school in Stephenville.