Military and Veterans National Alumni Chapter

The Texas Tech Alumni Association is excited to present the Military and Veterans National Alumni Chapter (MVC). Texas Tech has a tradition as a military and veteran-friendly campus and has gained national recognition for providing a campus-wide support system for those who have served and their families. This alumni chapter will encourage an ongoing Red Raider connection for our military and veteran graduates as they go on to future success.

The purpose of the MVC is to recognize our military and veteran alumni and connect them to Texas Tech in a meaningful way. Our alumni chapter will provide the following opportunities:

  • Enhance contact between the university and its military and veteran alumni
  • Assist with the recruitment, retention and graduation of military and veteran students
  • Recognize Texas Tech military and veteran contributions to our community and nation
  • Provide scholarships and support activities for current military and veteran students
  • Assist military and veteran student transitions from campus to career through mentoring, internships and employment opportunities

Chapter Contact

Chris Cantu -
Colonel, USAF, Retired
Chapter President

Board Members

Major General Bob DuLaney, USAF, Retired
Major General Walt Huffman, USA, Retired
Dr. Michael Owen, USA
Dr. Robert Salem, USAF
Major General Annette Sobel, ANG, Retired
Colonel Bobby Waddle, USAF, Retired
Colonel Lou Ortiz, USAF, Retired (Ex Officio) 


The Military and Veterans Chapter is open to military, veterans, family members and anyone who has an interest in supporting our military service members, veteran students and graduates.

Membership to the TTAA and MVC is a minimum of $100, with $50 going towards your TTAA membership (Techsan magazine included) and $50 going towards the Military and Veterans Alumni Chapter.

Select the $100 membership level when you join the TTAA and enter Appeal Code: MVC in the appeal code field to designate you are joining MVC. The alumni association will credit $50 to your TTAA Loyalty level membership and $50 toward your Veterans Alumni Chapter dues. When renewing, joining or upgrading on a paper membership form, make sure to write MVC noticeably on the form.

Become a Member Today:

  • Join the Texas Tech Alumni Association at the $100 level -
  • Be sure to use Appeal Code: MVC on your membership application

You can also contact the Texas Tech Alumni Association at (806) 742-3641 for immediate assistance.


Friday, March 23, 2018

MVP Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Join us in honoring two Texas Tech Medal of Honor Recipients.

News & Notes

Member Profiles

About You

We want to know more about you! Texas Tech graduates are leaders in the military, business, industry, public service, and academia. As we develop our chapter network, we want to share your experiences and stories with other chapter members and the TTU community at large. Visit to submit your information. Thank you!

MVC Inaugural Meeting

Military Veterans Chapter Reception

The Texas Tech University Military & Veterans National Alumni Chapter held a reception for charter members on July 14 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The event included remarks from MVC and TTAA leaders, and an introduction of MVC board members. Charter members received special certificates and gifts. See all photos from the event on the MVC Facebook page.