New Texas Navy Admiral Commissioning, Thursday at 1400

Friends and Colleagues:

Please join us this coming Thursday, October 22, at 1400 to present the Texas Navy’s newest Admiral, Jeff Modzelewski, with his commission. The event will be held in downtown Galveston, on the square in front of the Galveston County Courthouse, near 21st Street and Ball Avenue.

Jeff is a retired CPA, but his contributions to the community and local history organizations are legion. He is a longtime member of the Galveston Historical Foundation, and a founding member of the Laffite Society in Galveston. He and his wife Kathy are Life Members of the East End Historical District Association, and volunteered for many years in organizing ARToberFEST in Galveston. Jeff currently serves as Secretary of the Tucker Lodge No.297 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Kathy is Director of the Galveston Diaper Bank, a non-profit that provides diapers to families in need through day-cares, parenting classes, and so on, for which Jeff volunteers multiple hours per week.

A commission as an Adm. in the Texas Navy recognizes individuals’ commitments and contributions to their communities and to the preservation of Texas history. There are very few people who have done as much in either of those areas as Jeff has.

Special recognition goes to Adm. Frank R. Brown, who nominated Jeff to the Governor’s office, and shepherded his commissioning through the process.

This event will be held outdoors on the courthouse square, with appropriate precautions in place including masking and social distancing.

What: Commissioning of Texas Navy Admiral Jeff Modzelewski
Where: Galveston County Courthouse Square, 21st Street and Ball Avenue in Galveston
When: 1400 Hours (2 p.m.)