Kevin Wolff & Robert Naething

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First elected to public office in 2005, Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff’s professional, military, and political career has always focused on public service. As a Navy veteran, Wolff spent nearly a decade proudly serving our Country on the USS Mahan and in the Navy reserves .Wolff worked for over 20 years with private and Fortune 500 companies, and now, as the only Republican Bexar County Commissioner, he is the County’s strongest voice for fiscal conservatism.

As Bexar County Commissioner for Precinct 3, Wolff has been a leader in economic development for San Antonio and the surrounding community which includes suburban cities and unincorporated areas of the County. Wolff created a public-private partnership to build a bridge uniting segments of Wilderness Oak Drive over a flood plain, allowing for a direct route to Tuscany Heights Elementary School.

As the former chair of the Military Affairs Committee, Commissioner Wolff completed the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) initiative to free over 5000 acres at Camp Bullis for field training. This initiative ensured that Bexar County and San Antonio retained key medical training missions at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. The Military Transformation Task Force (MTTF) is a group made up of representatives from the City, County, Chamber, and Military. This group is tasked with the implementation of Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) initiatives, retaining existing military missions as well as expanding on those missions. As the Co-Chairman of MTTF, Wolff has been essential in the BRAC 2005 expansion.

Commissioner Wolff currently serves on the board of the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), providing leadership to the 13 county regions. Wolff also serves as Vice Chair on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), an organization that is responsible for allocation of over 500 million dollars annually on transportation initiatives. While serving on MPO, Wolff advocates for transportation projects important to the growth of San Antonio and Bexar County. He successfully fought to keep the US 281 expansion project on the regional transportation plan and to keep both US 281 and I-10 non-tolled.

Commissioner Wolff and his wife Sandi have been married since 1992 and have one daughter.

 

Mr. Robert Naething assumed the position of the Deputy to the Commanding General of United States Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in June 2013. He previously served as the Director of the Mission Command Capabilities Development Integration Directorate at the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he led the development of future capabilities required for commanding and leading formations in the U.S. Army. He was charged with reviewing the projected future environment for the Army and the Nation, and developing the doctrine, organizational structures, training requirements, material solutions, leadership education, personnel systems, and facilities to ensure the Army is prepared for those future challenges.

Mr. Naething served as the Deputy to the Commanding General, US Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth from December 2011 until September 2012. He joined the Senior Executive Service in July 2011 as the Director, Mission Command Capabilities Development Integration Directorate. Prior to joining the SES, Mr. Naething designed, organized, obtained approval and resourcing for, and stood up the Mission Command Center of Excellence and then served as its first Director.

Prior to his assignment at the MCCoE, Mr. Naething served as the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for the Combined Arms Center’s Leader Development & Education Center from August 2009 to February 2010. In that position, he led an extensive review of the organization’s missions, tasks, structure, and resourcing. He served as the Chief of Staff of the Joint Advisor y Training Team, MNSTC-I, while deployed in Iraq from June 2008 to August 2009, where he led the efforts to stand up the Iraqi military from tactical formations to the Ministerial Capability, to include managing a multi-billion dollar budget.

Mr. Naething graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a degree in Biological Sciences. He later earned a Master’s Degree in History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies at Carlisle, Pa. He is a graduate of the Command & General Staff College and the Army War College.

Mr. Naething and his late wife, Chris, raised three children, and he has a granddaughter and grandson. He is now married to Mrs. Cindy Naething of Kansas City, Missouri.

 

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