Texas Military Forces
Hall of Honor
Dale M. Pyeatt has served the military forces of his state and nation
for more than 40 years. He began his military service on 10 March 1967
when he enlisted as a private in company I, 3d Battalion, 143d Infantry.
He served as an enlisted man until 15 June 1967, with MOS assignment as
mortar gunner, armorer, supply sergeant, tank commander, and tank
Following his graduation from the Texas National Guard Academy on 16
June 1967, Colonel Pyeatt was commissioned a second lieutenant and
assigned as an armor platoon leader, 3d Battalion, 112th Armor. His 30
years of commissioned service include various command and staff
positions in two armor divisions and one infantry division, and includes
service as a brigade commander. He also commanded (had operational
control of) seven tank battalions, three infantry battalions, an
artillery battalion, and a forward support battalion.
Colonel Pyeatt is a graduate of the US Army Senior NCO Course, US Armor
Officer Basic Course, US Armor Officer Advance Course, the Command and
General Staff College, and numerous other schools and training courses.
He was honor graduate of his class at the USAF Air Ground Operations
Colonel Pyeatt's military service has been characterized by numerous
military achievements, which include the following: commanded a
company-sized unit as a 2d Lieutenant; commanded one of the first "Round
Out" tank companies as a 1st Lieutenant in the First Cavalry Division;
served during Hurricane Carla and Wichita Falls tornado; developed the
training plan for the first Texas tank company to undergo cold-weather
training; commanded the first reserve component unit to undergo ARTBASS
training; served on the Armor Force Mobilization Task Force (Ft. Knox)
and the Army Leadership Committee (Ft. Leavenworth). He also served as
president of the National Guard Association of Texas and is a charter
member of the Texas Guard Legislative Task Force.
Colonel Pyeatt continues to make outstanding and significant
contributions to the military forces of this state and nation. He serves
as executive director of the National Guard Association of Texas, and ,
in this capacity, maintains a close relationship with numerous members
of the congress and the state legislature as he lobbies for recruiting
and retention incentives, modern equipment for the Guard, realistic
missions for units of the Texas Guard, and finding for military
operations and training.
Colonel Pyeatt serves as the permanent secretary-treasurer of the
National Guard Executive Directors Association and, in effect, conducts
the day-to-day operations of the association. He also serves as the
State Executive Director, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve
Colonel Pyeatt is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations
including the Legion of Merit, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army
Commendation Medal, Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal, Texas
Meritorious Service Medal, and the Adjutant General's Individual Award.
Colonel Dale M. Pyeatt has served the military forces of this state and
nation with loyalty.
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