Comal County Republican Party

Precinct 203

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Hoss Boyd

James A. "Hoss" Boyd, Lt. Col. (Retired)

Hoss has been a long-time active member of the Republican Party of Texas and Comal County, having served as official delegate to three Texas conventions. In 2005-2006, Hoss served as the first official President of the Republican Club of Comal County, and helped lay the foundation for what has been one of the most active Republican Clubs in the State. In 2021, Hoss was chosen to assume the duties of Precinct 203 Chair from retiring Precinct Chair, Bucky Smith. Bucky is a legend in the Texas GOP and will continue to work with Hoss as Precinct Chair Emeritus. No one can replace Bucky for her decades of dedicated service to the Comal County Republican Party---Hoss has, therefore, only assumed her responsibilities for this office.

LtCol Boyd, born in Bentonville, Arkansas, has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas and a Master's Degree in Operations Management, also from the University of Arkansas. Additionally, he has over 40 years of management and leadership experience. Hoss served 12 years of active duty in the Air Force from 1973 to 1985 in Logistics and as a Titan II ICBM Launch Officer. He held a "Top Secret" military clearance that involved a comprehensive background investigation into every aspect of his public and private activities. He was also both a missile instructor and evaluator.

From 1985 to 1990, he was a Real Estate Broker Associate and Real Estate Securities Broker-Dealer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During that time he worked for the leading Real Estate syndication firms in the state of New Mexico, and worked directly on such projects as Class A office buildings, high-rise medical offices, business parks, commercial and industrial land syndications, and a "AAA" rated RV park. Hoss remained in the active Air Force Reserves after leaving active duty.

In 1990, Hoss was employed by the Air Force in a nuclear weapons activity and worked in a number of high-level government positions including that of Air Force Civilian Career Program Manager at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. In 1998 he graduated from the Dale Carnegie Course receiving the Dale Carnegie Highest Award for Achievement. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Boyd served a threeyear active-duty tour at Headquarters Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; where he worked a special project that involved a RAND Corporation study. This active-duty tour coincided with the 911 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. He retired in June 2003, as a Lieutenant Colonel with 30 years of combined active-duty and reserve experience. He is a Vietnam Era Veteran and directly participated in the winning of the Cold War by serving as a Titan II Missile Launch Officer.

Hoss is considered a leading expert in the commercial solar energy and energy storage industry, with a number of articles published in national solar magazines. In addition, he has served as a subject matter expert on two ERCOT (Energy Reliability of Texas) working groups: The Emerging Technologies Working Group, and the Supply Analysis Working Group.

In 2009 Hoss was accepted into the MENSA organization and is a life member of the Future Farmers of America and holder of the American Farmer Degree.

In October 2010, Hoss was awarded the Certified PV Professional Installer national certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Hoss is currently the President and CEO of TeraVolt Energy, a Texas based solar energy and energy storage development company that designs and builds custom commercial projects throughout the state of Texas.

Starting in 2018, TeraVolt Energy became a sponsor of renewable energy projects with Texas A&M's Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN) and Agricultural Systems Management (AGSM) Senior Capstone programs. This involves renewable energy problems provided by TeraVolt Energy for graduating Texas A&M seniors to resolve. The company's role as sponsor is to also arrange field trips and guide the teams with technical assistance.

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