Veterans for Trump launches Texas State Chapter with Colonel Michael Chapman named President


Colonel Michael E. Champion has been named president of the Texas State Chapter of Veterans for America First aka Veterans for Trump.


Military Resume :

Name:  Champion, Michael E.              

Rank:  Colonel

Branch: Medical Brigade, Texas State Guard

Date of Rank:  21 NOV 2009

Date of Birth:  30 JAN 1954

Source and Date of Commission:  Direct Appointment, 15 MAY 1980

Present Assignment:  Deputy Commander, Medical Brigade, Texas State Guard,

Civilian Occupation:  Principal Clinical Surgical Educator, Terumo Cardiovascular, San Antonio, TX

Military Schools Attended

US Air Force War College

US Marine Corps Command and Staff Course

Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course

Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course

Special Forces Operations Course

Jungle School

US Army Flight Surgeon Course

French Commando School (Berlin)

Civilian Education

Cuyahoga CC – AAS Degree – Physician Assistant

Excelsior College – AAS Degree – Registered Nurse

University of the State of New York (Regents) – BS Degree

Boston University – EdM Degree – Adult Education/Counseling

St. Francis University – Master of Medical Science

Western Governors University—MBA in Health Care Management

Nova Southeastern University — Doctor of Health Science


Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal 2 OLC

Army Achievement Medal 2 OLC

National Defense Service Medal 2 stars

Humanitarian Service Medal 3 OLC

Army of Occupation Medal (Berlin)

Korea Defense Service Medal

Good Conduct Medal

Overseas Service Ribbon (3)

Texas Outstanding Service Medal

Texas Medal of Merit

Adjutant General’s Individual Award (2)

Commanding Generals Award

Texas Faithful Service Medal

Texas State Guard Service Medal

Texas State Guard Professional Military Education Ribbon

Texas State Guard Physical Fitness Ribbon

US Army Flight Surgeon badge

US Army Flight Crew badge

US Army Jungle Operations badge

SGAUS Master MEMS badge

SGAUS Association Ribbon

Order of Military Medical Merit, US Army 1992

PA of the Year, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States 1992

MAJOR DUTY ASSIGNMENTS                                                             FROM               TO

US Army                                                                                             

MED PLT leader, HHC 2/17 INF Fort Ord, CA                                         SEP 80             SEP 81

MED Section leader, 2/8 FA, Fort Ord, CA                                              SEP 81             JUN 82

MED Officer, Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC                             JUN 82             AUG 83

MED Officer, 3/7 SFG, San Lorenzo, Honduras                                       AUG 83             JAN 84

MED PLT leader, Combat Support BN, Berlin                                          JUN 84             OCT 85

MED PLT leader, HHC 6/502 INF                                                           OCT 85             JUL 87

MED Admin officer, CV Surgery, Letterman AMC                                    JUL 89              JUL 91

MED Admin officer, CV Surgery, Madigan AMC                                      JUL 91              FEB 94


Military Commander, OLS 2016

Chair, Expert Medical Badge (proposed) Committee 2015

Assistant Deputy Commander, OLS 2015

Commander, TXSG MED BDE, Southern Command                                 AUG 13             SEP  14

Executive Officer, TXSG MED BDE, Southern Command                        NOV 11            AUG 13

Commander, Alamo Response Group, MED BDE, TXSG                         NOV 09            NOV 11

G-3, MED BDE, TXSG                                                                           NOV 07            NOV 09

S-3, Alamo Medical Response Group                                                     MAR 06            NOV 07

PME Mentor (Officer Advanced Course)                                                     JAN  10             SEP  14


DUTY                                                                           STATION          FROM               TO

Medic                                                                           Saigon/Guam    APR 75             JUN 75

Medic                                                                           Korea               SEP 75             SEP 77

Medical officer                                                              Honduras          AUG 83            JAN 84

Medical officer                                                              Berlin                JUN 84             JUN 87

Medical Officer/Operations Officer/                                OLS                  2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 15

Site Commander/Asst. Deputy CDR


Rank                             Component                   Date

E-1-E5(P)                      USA                             01 MAY 1972-77

HM2                               USNR                             01 SEP  1978-80

WO1                             USA                             14 MAY 80

CW2                             USA                             06 JUN 82 (commissioned CW2 on JUN 84)

CW3                             USA                             17 JUN 87

CPT                              USA                             01 MAY 92

LTC                              TXSG                           10 JAN 06

COL                              TXSG                           21 NOV 09


Texas Physician Assistant License current AUG 2021

Texas Registered Nurse License Expires JAN 2022


NGAT Life Member

American Academy of Physician Assistants, Distinguished Fellow

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Life Member         

Reviewed MAR 2023

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