Senior Chief Petty Officer, John Daniel Gee, has been commissioned as an honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy. Governor Gregg Abbott approved the commission on October 10, 2018.
Gee, a resident of San Antonio, now stationed in Washington, lived at Boysville for 10 years until his high school graduation.
“Living at Boysville is by far the single greatest influencer in my life,” said Gee. “Every promotion, every degree and every award can be traced back to the dedication of the houseparent’s, support staff and donors of Boysville that were there for me from 1991 to 2001.”
Gee, who has been a member of the U.S. Navy for 18 years, is the Force Protection Officer for Naval Submarine Support Center- Bangor, WA. Gee has served on four US ballistic missile submarines and spent roughly four and a half years underwater as a Missile Technician in the US Navy. He also is a licensed marriage and family therapist associate with a doctorate in biblical studies. He serves as the pastor of Family Ministries at Chico Alliance Church. Gee was nominated through State Representative Roland Gutierrez, the chairman of the Committee on Defense and Veteran Affairs. The Governor of Texas is the Commander-in-Chief and may grant a commission to a selected Texan as “Admiral of the Texas Navy,” in recognition of exemplary service to Texas, the United States of America, or mankind in general.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized by a state I love so dearly and cannot wait to return to when I retire from active duty,” said Gee.
Paula Tucker, Chief Executive Officer of Boysville, has known Dan for over 18 years.
“Dan is not only a role model to his crew and to his family; he is also a role model to the children we serve every day,” said Paula Tucker, CEO of Boysville. “His success embodies our mission of providing a safe, family environment to children in need so that they can become responsible adults.”
To hear more about Dan’s experience at Boysville, visit https://www.boysvilletexas.org/johnsstory/