About Terry Wilson

Colonel Terry Wilson was born in Odessa, Texas. He is a lifelong conservative Republican, committed husband and father, and a decorated combat veteran. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and an MS in Strategic Logistics Plans and Management from the Air War University.

Terry recently retired from the Army after serving over 30 years, where he was a highly regarded senior leader within the Department of the Army. He is well versed in major weapons systems development, as well as command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. As a Department of Defense Acquisition Executive, he managed research and development programs with multi-billion-dollar budgets and partnered in systems development with major corporations and universities.

Terry gained a reputation of exceeding performance expectations while delivering needed capability that was ahead of schedule and under budget. He has extensive experience in providing leadership, balancing budgets, and working with Congress, Homeland Defense, the State Department and foreign governments. Since retirement, he has leveraged that experience as an advocate for exceptional and talented small businesses, helping them break through bureaucracy to deliver technology to our warfighters.

Terry has been married to his wife, Shannon, for 21 years and together they have two sons, William (16) and Benjamin (14). They are members of First Baptist Church in Marble Falls where he serves on the Nomination Committee. He is also an Assistant Scout Master, and supports local education by speaking to students in the schools and serving on special projects.

As State Representative for House District 20, Terry serves on the Criminal Jurisprudence and Defense and Veterans Affairs committees, where he has focused on increasing our military readiness through improving the health, education, and criminal records of our young people across the state.