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JC (James) Clapsaddle

Vice Chair

JC Clapsaddle is a retired Air Force Colonel. Among his assignments was a tour in Iraq as a liaison between Air Force and Army combat medical activities, and the Iraqi National Health Ministry. He served on Capitol Hill at the U.S. Senate as a National Defense Fellow and liaison with a legislative portfolio of Veterans Affairs, human rights, racial diversity, combating religious intolerance, prevention of sexual harassment & assault, and ending veteran suicide.  In 2010, the Secretary of Defense appointed him Deputy Director of the Pentagon’s special Legal and Legislative Team that crafted the President’s successful repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” Later, he commanded hospitals at Ramstein Air Base (Germany) and Al Udeid (Qatar) to care for ill & wounded from combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. JC is graduate of the Masters Leadership Program San Antonio, a Rotarian, and serves on five nonprofit Boards. He is the US Coordinator U.S. Coordinator of the “Seeds of Hope” International Peace Leadership Academy (United Kingdom), and since 2022 is part of an international humanitarian relief operation supplying equipment, medical supplies, and vehicles to Ukraine during the Ukraine-Russian War. He is married to Colonel (retired) Andra Clapsaddle. They have one son, two grandkids, and three dogs; and occasionally more dogs, as they help raise and train Guide Dogs of Texas K9s to support visually impaired Texans.

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