Gary was born and raised in Arlington, until his enlistment in the United States Army in March 1992. After graduating Basic Training and Military Police School at Fort McClellan, Ala., he served the next two years in Kaiserslautern, Germany with the 230th
Military Police Company. He also served with the 502nd
Military Police Company, 2nd
Armored Division at Fort Hood. While there he was called upon to assist in "Operation Sea Signal," a humanitarian operation based at the naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He served there approximately six months before returning to Ft. Hood and finishing his five-year career with the U.S. Army.
Gary has been serving as a Veteran Service Officer for Collin County since February 2012, helping more than 7,600 veterans and their families with assistance from filing various claims to obtaining their DD214's and even obtaining financial assistance. He holds accreditations with the Texas Veterans Commission, National Association of County Veterans Service Officers and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In 2013, he was recognized as an outstanding "County Service Officer" by the Veterans County Service Officer Association of Texas and has held the positions of Public Relations Officer and Veterans Court Coordinator for the Association. He is dedicated to providing outstanding service, assistance and support to all veterans, dependents and survivors.
Gary resides in Melissa with his wife and three children. He feels like he has found a home here with Collin County and looks forward to assisting the veterans of this great county for many years to come.