BIOGRAPHY
Zach Migura, US Army Veteran

 


 

Originally from Katy, Texas, Zach Migura has been in the DFW area since 2005. He enlisted as an Engineer, Carpentry / Masonry Specialist in the United States Army and served from 2002 – 2004. He was assigned to the Company B 46th Engineer Battalion stationed at Ft Rucker, Alabama and was deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in 2003. His unit’s missions was to build enemy prisoner of war camps, repair supply routes, and build wash racks and other structures to support Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed, he was the Lead Machine Gunner for most of his unit’s convoy operations.

As a Reservist, holding the rank of Sergeant First Class / E-7, he has supported missions in Panama, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Missouri, Louisiana, and Texas. In September of 2013 through September of 2014 his unit was called to Active Duty to be deployed to Afghanistan with the mission of training and advising the Afghan National Army (ANA) to become construction engineers in RC North where he served as the Training Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the ANA’s 209th Kandek. While deployed, he completed Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training and became his unit’s SHARP Unit Victim Advocate. He is currently assigned to the 444th Engineer Facilities Detachment (2015) as a Senior Construction Supervisor. He was previously assigned to the 284th Engineer Company in Seagoville, TX as a Construction Engineering Supervisor and Squad Leader (2008) and prior to that at the Company A 980th Engineer Battalion in Grand Prairie (2006). He was awarded “Soldier of the Year” for 2007 and “Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year” for 2010 and 2011. He advanced through the “Best Warrior Competitions” at the company, battalion and brigade levels to compete at the 416th Theater Engineer Command’s Regional level in 2012. His other accomplishments included: The Commandant’s List at Advanced Leader Course (2015); “Distinguished Leadership Award” recipient at Warrior Leader Course (2009); “Distinguished Honor Graduate” at Advanced Engineer Training (2002); and “USAA Honor Award” recipient at Basic Combat Training (2002). He has three Army Commendation Medals and four Army Achievement Medals.

Zach served as an intern for three semesters at Dallas County Veterans Service Office where he later became a Senior Secretary from February - April of 2012. He was a Collin County Veterans Service Officer from April of 2012 until April of 2017. His assistance to clients resulted in over $16.6 million in VA benefits being awarded. He returned to Dallas County Veteran Services to serve as the Director in April of 2017. He is a member and acting President of the Veterans County Service Officers Association of Texas (VCSOAT). He was elected by his peers in 2014 to serve as the President of this statewide association. He is VA Accredited Representative with the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Texas Veterans Commission, The Retired Enlisted Association, The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., and Vietnam Veterans of America. He was appointed by TVC to serve on the Veterans County Service Officer Advisory Committee in September 2015 and he is currently a member of the committee.

Zach graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Public Affairs. He earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UTD in 2013 and earned the Master of Public Affairs degree from UTD in 2017.





 

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