State Bar of Texas
June 11, 2012

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Fort Hood Major Honored by State Bar of Texas

HOUSTON — Maj. Mary Ann Bowery of Fort Hood’s 1st Calvary Division will be honored with the 2012 Col. Thomas J. Krauska Award during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Houston June 14-15.

The award by the State Bar’s Military Law Section is presented annually for outstanding service as an active duty military lawyer in Texas. Bowery currently serves as the Division Rear Chief of Military and was nominated by her Staff Judge Advocate, Lt. Col. R. Tideman Penland Jr.

Bowery joined the 1st Calvary Division in June 2009 and has served in positions of increasing responsibility. She began as Brigade Judge Advocate, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (Greywolf), deploying to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and subsequently provided outstanding legal support to the Greywolf Brigade at Fort Hood.

Bowery served as the Division’s Chief of Military Justice from 2010-2011and supervised the administration of military justice for the Division’s subordinate elements while the Division headquarters deployed to Afghanistan from 2011-2012.

As the Division Rear Chief of Military Justice, Bowery has supervised all aspects of maintaining good order and discipline for more than 15,000 Troopers. With Bowery in the lead, the Division’s legal teams prosecuted more than 75 general and special courts-martial during the past year. Additionally, she supervised the completion of 600 administrative separations during the same period.

Bowery has been a leader in the community by spending off-duty time in Temple, serving as a member of the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution, which honors veterans, funds scholarship programs and preserves historical sites in Texas. She also has served as senior adviser to the Family Readiness Group, helping battalion families through the delivery of unfortunate news as well as organizing unit functions to celebrate or commemorate soldiers’ accomplishments.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.

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