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USS Texas Pearl Harbor Day 2015

Commander’s Message

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you find in useful both to learn about our organization as well as to link to other organizations in Texas that are extremely active in recognizing the heritage of our nation’s sea services that include the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Although this may be viewed as competition for limited resources, we have found it very rewarding as each organization provides complementary activities that provide many alternative activities that we may not normally have access to accommodate busy schedules. We work with each entity to promote activities that our members may be interested in. These organizations include:

Our commandery executive committee meets monthly to discuss upcoming events, how we may be able to better recognize our naval history. We encourage our members to participate in these meeting and to get active in our program and initiatives.

If interested in joining our commandery, I encourage you to contact our Secretary / Recorder at tcnous@gmail.com.

Thank you.


To preserve, promote, celebrate and enjoy our Nation’s Sea Service history and heritage. To accomplish this we will:  

  • Commemorate American Sea Service Heroes and important historical events
  • Support the study of Naval History through writing, speaking and educational events
  • Preserve Sea Service historical artifacts, documents and monuments
  • Promote Camaraderie among our Companions and members of similar organizations

National contact email is tcnous@gmail.com.


  • Commander: CAPT Chuck Hewell, USN (ret)
  • Vice Commander: CDR Bryan Lethcoe, USN (ret)
  • Secretary / Recorder: CDR Bob Frazier, USN (ret)
  • Treasurer: LT Steven Howell, USN (ret)
  • Surgeon: RADM Peter Andrus, USN (ret)
  • Historian: Mr. Donald M. Kehn, Jr.
  • Chaplain: CAPT Kerry Magee, USN (ret)
  • Public Affairs: Vacant
  • JAG: Vacant

Immediate Past Commander:

  • MM2(SS) Gilbert J. Raynor

Past Commanders:

  • CAPT Dave Burr
  • CDR Brian Klock
  • CAPT Kerry B Magee
  • CAPT Carl V. Ragsdale
  • CAPT Charles W. Andersen
  • CAPT Martin J. Block
  • CDR James B. Sterling Iii
  • CAPT Carter B. Conlin
  • CAPT George W. Holyfield
  • LCDR Clarke Coldren
  • CAPT Martine R. Myers
  • CAPT C. Dean Hill


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