Chief Warrant Officer Four Leonard T. Tallas
Leonard T. Tallas was born in Zavalla, Texas on October 5, 1924. He attended the University of Texas where he majored in journalism.
Mr. Tallas enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1942 and served with the 38th Infantry in the South Pacific. Released from active duty after the war, he joined the 36th Infantry Division in 1947. He has served in various assignments to include administrative assistant to the division chief of staff.
Mr. Tallas also served as the President of the National Guard Executive Directors Association from which he received the Distinguished Service Medal. He is also the Executive Director of the National Guard Association of Texas and has twice been president of that association. Included among his other awards is the Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal.
The high level of material and manpower readiness which the Texas National Guard has attained, may be attributed in large part to the efforts of Leonard Tallas. His untiring pursuit of the interests of the men and women of the Texas National Guard on the local, state and national levels has set the standard for achievement.
Texas Army National Guard