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The Port Honors its Team Members Who Proudly Served Our Country


As a central part of Military City, USA, the Port San Antonio campus is a thriving community of active servicemembers, veterans and those who work in direct support with the defense community. Many of the 80+ employers on our campus take special pride in providing exciting career paths for veterans across San Antonio.

As we mark Veterans Day, we would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to those on our very own Port San Antonio team who, before helping grow a place where thousands of people are building their futures, served proudly to protect our nation.



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A member of the Port team since 2019, Bill serves as our Real Estate Development Project Manager. He has been instrumental in many of the recent and ongoing construction projects campus-wide.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1978 as a military intelligence analyst and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the Army ROTC program at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. From 1982 to 1999, Bill served at various locations in the U.S. and overseas. Returning to the Army Reserve in 1999, Bill was mobilized after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and was deployed to Fort Hood (TX).

He retired from active duty as a Major in 2003. Over the course of a 25-year career, Bill commanded three military intelligence companies and served as executive officer of three military intelligence battalions.



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Don has been with the Port since 2019 and is our Communication Infrastructure Project Coordinator.

He has been associated with Kelly AFB and now Port San Antonio's communications infrastructure since 1987. In his Air Force career he spent over 25 years serving from 1967 to 1993. His experience as a electronics’ technician and then Project management was gained working for the 1923 Communications Squadron and then 802 Communications Squadron. He retired in 1993 with the rank of Master Sergeant (E7). Upon retiring, Don served as a contractor on the site during the BRAC transition era before joining the Port team.



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Dan first joined the Port in 2000 and has served in various capacities in the development of the former Kelly AFB over the past 20 years. Currently, he is our Airport Training Manager.

Dan's tenure in the U.S. Air Force spanned from 1980 to 2000, where he served as an Air Force Law Enforcement Officer (Security Forces) and ultimately reached the rank of Tech Sergeant (E-6). He was assigned to Kelly AFB in June 1991, where he remained until his retirement from the armed forces.

Dan recently received a Certified Member (CM) designation from the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) in March 2020.



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Ruben has been with the Port since 2003 and is our Director of Information Management, a role that allows him to foster continual innovation on our campus.

He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1996 and served until 2000, when he had achieved the rank of E-4 Corporal. In his decorated military career, Ruben was the recipient of a Sea Service Deployment ribbon, a Meritorious Unit commendation and a Certificate of Commendation.



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Growing up in a family steeped in military tradition, Chaunté enlisted at age 17 and served for XXXX years in both an active duty and reserve capacity, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant.

Committed in supporting fellow veterans, she co-founded Centurion Military Alliance in 2013. The organization is a community-based transition assistance nonprofit that prepares transitioning veterans, family members and caregivers across the U.S. She is also a founder of the Airman Heritage Group, raising funds in support of JBSA-Lackland programs that provide an array of services to airmen and their families.

Chaunté holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, as well as a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government & Policy and a Doctorate of Business Administration. She joined the Port team in 2023 as Chief of Community Engagement. 




A member of the Port family since 2008, Danny is the Director of Airport Operations and oversees operations at Kelly Field, the joint-use runway shared with JBSA-Lackland. 

Danny's experience in airfield management includes a 26-year career serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 2001, where he ultimately attained the rank of Master Sergeant. Among his military accolades were three Meritorious Service awards and two Air Force Commendation medals. Additionally, Danny supported the Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm missions.  



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Bill has been a member of the Port San Antonio Board of Directors since 2016 and currently serves as its Treasurer.

He was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1993 and retired as a Colonel. Bill's assignments included Houston (TX),  Saglek Labrador in Frankfurt (Germany), Biloxi (MS), Clark Air Base (Philippines), Osan Air Base (South Korea) and San Antonio. Bill commanded squadrons at Clark Air Base and Lackland AFB in San Antonio, as well as a group at Osan Air Base, before retiring from his four-year tour as the Chief of Staff / Staff Director for the Air Force Intelligence Command headquarters at Kelly AFB in San Antonio.

Following his retirement from the Air Force, Bill joined the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in 1994 and held a variety of positions over the course of 21 years, including eight years as The Chamber’s Executive Vice President.



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Lee is among our longest-serving colleagues and was part of the team that helped transition the former Kelly AFB into the Port organization we are today.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1995 to 1999, achieving the rank of Senior Airman. Among his travels in the armed forces, Lee had a six-month deployment to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey and was ultimately stationed at Kelly AFB. Upon leaving the service in 1999, Lee joined the Port. In his more than 20 years with the organization he has served in many roles, including as a master electrician.

His military and technical experience, as well as his deep knowledge of millions of square feet of facilities he maintained over the years, have prepared him well for his current role as Special Projects Manager.



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Carl joined the Port in 2017 and is our Building Services Manager. Along with overseeing the Port's maintenance team, he manages all building services and ensures the proper operation of campus-wide facility systems. 

Between 1989 and 1991, Carl served in the U.S. Army Reserve, achieving the rank of Private (E2). He completed his training at Fort Dix in New Jersey and was subsequently stationed in San Antonio for the remainder of his time in the Reserve.  

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