AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris to serve as the deputy adjutant general for the Army.

The position coordinates activities of the Texas Military Forces with the National Guard Bureau to ensure funding and compliance occur with other federal, state, and local jurisdictions in matters related to missions of the Texas Army National Guard, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Norris, an Austin resident, is the assistant deputy adjutant general of the Texas Military Department and previously served as director of Construction and Facilities Management for the Texas Army National Guard. She also served as commander of the 176th Engineer Brigade and as chief of staff of the 36th Infantry Division. She was responsible for oversight of command and control throughout nine southern provinces of Iraq in 2010.

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