(512) 454-7300 membership@ngat.org

Board of Directors

The National Guard Association of Texas was founded in 1959 by a group of Warrant Officers on the principle that it is important to have an organization speak out for the Texas National Guard and its members.

Executive Committee

Chris McKeag
Mireya Cruz
Gerald Lorance
Vice President
Jolene Hinojosa
Paul Cerniauskas
Marvin Harris, CAE
Executive Director

Board of Directors




HQ, Joint Force Jolene Hinojosa (Officer)
71st Troop Command Paul Cerniauskas (Officer)
HQ, 36th ID Salvador Flores (Enlisted)
56th IBCT Wesley Hall (Officer)
72nd IBCT Marius Pusar (Enlisted)
36th CAB Vacant
176th Engr Bde Vacant
71st EMIB Julie Perez (Enlisted)
36th Sustainment Bde Tielow-Taneesha Henson (Enlisted)
136th MEB Max Puckett (Officer)
HQ, TXANG Angela Jenkins (Enlisted)
136th AW Nate Norton (Officer)
147th ATKW Emily Martinez (Officer)
149th FW Vacant
TXANG Rec & Ret Cmd Vacant
TXARNG Rec & Ret Cmd Gerald Lorance (Enlisted)
Retired Rep – Region 1 Richard Newby (Enlisted)
Retired Rep – Region 2 Guy Schultz (Officer)
Retired Rep – Region 3 Ollie Mintz (Officer)
Family Readiness Rep Talia McKinnis (Enlisted)
Air Jr Enlisted Vacant
Army Jr Enlisted Vacant
Executive Director Marvin Harris
NGAUS Representative Paula Palacios (Officer)
EANGUS Representative Mireya Cruz – EANGUS Secretary (Enlisted)

NGAT Staff

Marvin Harris, CAE, LTC (Ret)
Executive Director

Theresa Billeck-Zuniga, MSG (Ret)
Deputy Executive Director
Membership Director
NGAT News Editor

Terri Marshall, CW4 (Ret)
Insurance Administrator
Corporate Programs Manager

Adrienne Williams, 1LT
Administrative Assistant

Independent Contract Staff
NGAT is looking for retired members of the National Guard who are interested in selling State Sponsored Life Insurance.  For more information call Terri Marshall at 512-454-7300.


Since 1959, NGAT has been the voice advocating for the men and women of the Texas Army and Air National Guard.

State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI)

Group Term Insurance

This is a low-cost group term life insurance policy which provides coverage on the member, their spouse, and their dependent children. Starting at $3.66 a month for $10,000 policy.


Free $10,000 Life Insurance

NGAT is proud to offer you a benefit of a $10,000 life insurance policy. This policy is offered to new enlistees of the Texas National Guard. Enrollment needs to be completed within 90 days of your enlistment to take advantage of this offer.


Free $1,000 Life Insurance

All currently serving members of the Texas Army and Air National Guard are automatically covered with a FREE $1,000 NGAT Life Insurance policy.


Want to join NGAT?

The National Guard Association of Texas (NGAT) appears before various state and national legislative committees to speak on behalf of the Soldiers and Airmen of the Texas Military Forces. This is why your membership is so important. The greater our membership numbers, the more influence NGAT can bring to the political decision-makers and continue the fight on top issues affecting you and your family. Join NGAT today and make a real difference in the fight for your benefits and your future as a member of the Texas Military Forces.