2010 Personal Affairs Committee Chairman Announced
Thursday, December 10, 2009
by: Emiliano Gorgas, Secretary

Section: EP Chapter

The El paso Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is proud to announce the selection of Mr. Jose Luis Hernandez as the new Chairmin of the Personal Affairs Committee. Jose comes to the Chapter with a wealth of experience. 
Jose Luis Hernandez became the Installation Retirement Services Officer (RSO) for Fort Bliss, Texas on 14th April 2008.  
He is responsible for the overall operation of the Retirement Services Office, TRADOC’s largest Installation.  The geographical area of responsibility includes all 36 counties in West Texas and 33 counties in New Mexico with a total population of over 55,000 retirees, Family members, widows and survivors.  His office provides counseling to Soldiers and Family members on retirement rights, benefits and privileges and assists retirees, widows and survivors in benefits, annuity and pay related issues.    
Mr. Hernandez has over 35 years of Government service and has held various positions while employed at Fort Bliss such as Military Personnel Clerk, Lead Clerk and Chief, Transition Point.  He was a Branch Manager overseeing numerous high-profile sections (Transition and Retirement Section, Reassignments Section, Officer Management Section and the In/Out Processing Section) prior to his current assignment.  He is also the Installation Functional Administrator for the Department of the Army Installation Support Modules INPROC/OUTPROC and TRANSPROC/TRANSORD and is also a Notary Public for the Directorate.
Mr. Hernandez recently deployed to Kuwait as the senior member of the Military Personnel Division 2008 Fort Bliss Tiger Team responsible for demobilizing an Infantry Brigade Combat Team of approximately 2,500 Soldiers returning from Iraq.
He is a member of the Federal Managers Association, Parent Teacher Student Association, National Association of Notary Publics, Adjutant General’s Corps, Veterans Administration Pre-Discharge Steering Committee, American Legion, Past Commandant and Member of the Marine Corps League – Dean Hawkins Detachment and former Young Marines Instructor.  
Mr. Hernandez is the recipient of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara, Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and was a former Runner-Up for the AUSA Army Civilian Exceptional Service Award for Fort Bliss.  Most recently Mr. Hernandez was selected as the Fort Bliss Garrison Command Supervisor of the Quarter.  He served Honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps with over 26 years of total active/reserve service and subsequently retired as a First Sergeant on 1 June 2000.
Mr. Hernandez was born in El Paso, Texas, is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and has 5 children.  
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