John T. Furlow

General Furlow joined the military as an Army Ranger and, over the course of thirty-one years of distinguished service, rose to the rank of Major General.  During his career he was a key contributor to the development of Homeland Security for both the state of Texas and the nation. He has been involved in Airport Security, Counter-Terrorism, Force Protection, domestic and international Counter-Drug operations, Strategic Intelligence, Counter-Terrorist Financing Operations, and Red-Team development, training and deployment.

As a Brigadier General, he served as the Deputy Commander for Support, U.S. Army South (USARSO). He played a central role in all theater operations including supporting the US effort in Colombia, and logistical operational support for deployment to Haiti.   He was selected to lead and support a high profile national investigation culminating in a presentation to the Secretary of Defense, the Senate and the House Armed Services Committees. 

General Furlow is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a BS degree from Iowa State University, a MS degree from Kansas State University, an MBA from LeTourneau University and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law.  In addition, John has extensive civilian and military training including the U.S. Army War College, Command and General Staff College, and the Ranger and Airborne Schools.   

General Furlow continues to serve veterans through his active participation in veteran’s issues and affairs. He served for three years as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Guardian for Heroes Foundation, the organization created by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. 

He believes that past and present service member’s sacrifices and contributions are one of the key foundations of this country and must never be forgotten.