Brigadier General is Awarded Superior Service Medal for over 40 Years of Military Service

The 1st Brigade of the Texas State Guard (State Defense Force) recently held a ceremony for Brigadier General (BG) Robert Hastings. BG Hastings was awarded the Texas Superior Service Medal as well as the Texas Outstanding Service Medal for having served for over forty years in both the United States Military and then the Texas State Guard. He started our as an enlisted soldier working his way up the ladder, commissioning as an Officer, and eventually earning the title Brigadier General. During his time in service he also became a combat veteran while serving in the United States Army.

During the ceremony Command Sergeant Major Roger Williams was also awarded the Outstanding Service Medal for his time in service.

At the Change of Command and Change of Responsibility ceremonies, Brig. Gen. Robert Hastings and Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Williams, 1st Brigade, were awarded the Texas Superior Service Medal and the Texas Outstanding Service Medal, respectively, presented by Brig. Gen. Joe Cave, Deputy Commander, Texas State Guard held on September 24, 2022. Hastings served as 1st Brigade Commander and is recognized for his exemplary and meritorious career having completed 40 years of combined federal and state military service starting as an enlisted soldier. Williams received the Texas Outstanding Service Medal for outstanding service serving as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for 1st Brigade. (Photos by Pfc. Jeremy Stark and Capt. Esperanza Meza) #TXSG #Duty #Honor #Texas

















Source: Texas State Guard

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