FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/09/2013
Rep. Dan Flynn Recognizes Lieutenant General Raymond C. Peters on his Retirement
AUSTIN -The House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas Legislature and Representative Dan Flynn (Van) recently honored Lieutenant General Raymond Clayton Peters on his retirement as Commander of the Texas State Guard and commended him for his exemplary service to this state and nation. Lt. General Raymond Peters retired on July 28, 2012, after an outstanding military career that spanned nearly half a century. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in June 1965, he subsequently served with numerous units in the National Guard, including Company C 112th Armor, the 1st Battalion 133rd Field Artillery, the 2nd Battalion (Airborne) 143rd Infantry, the 386th Engineer Battalion, and the 111th Area Support Group. During those assignments he notably served as Commander of the 386th Engineer Battalion, Commander of the 142nd Support Detachment, and Deputy Director of the Surface Maintenance Directorate.
General Peters joined the Texas State Guard in July 1997 as Director and Chief of Staff. In October 2005, he received a promotion to the rank of Brigadier General and became Deputy Commander. On July 25, 2009, he was promoted to Major General and appointed as the Commanding General. In his position as the senior officer of the State Guard General Peters commanded a force that provides critical assistance to local and state authorities in times of emergency.
General Peters is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Armor, Field Artillery, Engineer, and Quartermaster Schools, and the Infantry Advanced Course. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University and has been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. General Peters has also received the Texas Superior Service Medal, Military Volunteer Outstanding Service Medal, the Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal, the Texas Outstanding Service Medal, the Texas Medal of Merit, and the Master Parachutist Badge. General Peters is a 1959 graduate of Columbus High School. He is married to the former Mary Elizabeth Barrett of Columbus and they have one daughter Susan. General Peters is the son of the late Columbus City Manager Raymond Peters and his wife Edith.
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