A Biography of Colonel Robert Norquest Hancock


Born in McAllen, Texas in 1935, Colonel Robert Hancock graduated from Texas A&M in 1958 as a Distinguished Military graduate with a Bachelor's of Science degree. Robert also holds a Master of Political Science degree from George Washington University. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force as a 2nd/Lt in flight school. Robert served twenty four years of distinguish service in the Air Force and achieved the rank of Colonel. His tours of duty include: Logistics Staff Officer/Generals Aid in Washington D.C. at the Pentagon; served in the Viet Nam War as an Air Commando, at Nakon Phanom Air Base, Thailand; Chief for Logistics Officer Assignments at the Military Personnel Center at Randolph A.F.B., San Antonio, Texas; Chief of the Engine Division/Air Force Logistics' Command, at Kelly A.F.B. in San Antonio Texas; Deputy Director of Aircraft Maintenance, United States Air Forces Europe, at Ramstien Air Force Base Germany; and his last tour of duty, was Director of Logistics, 9th Air Force, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. While in the Air Force Col. Hancock was a graduate of The Air Force Squadron Officers School in Alabama; The Naval Command and Staff/War College in Newport, Rhode Island; The Air War College in Alabama and The Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington DC. Robert is a well decorated officer including two prestigious Legion of Merit's.

Upon retirement from the United States Air Force, Col. Hancock spent nine years with the Aero Space Industry, as Deputy Director for Maintenance & Safety in Saudi Arabia for McDonald Douglas Air Craft Co. and later, as Director of the F16 Program in Venezuela for General Dynamics Air Craft Co. for three years. Robert was Director of Military sales for the F-16 Program, with General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin Air Craft Co. for the Far East, and lived in Hawaii.

After Col. Hancock's retirement from the Aerospace Industry, he returned with his family to Texas where they made their home in Castroville. Col Hancock was elected to the City Council and was later elected Mayor of Castroville for six years.

Col. Hancock is now Chairman of the Medina County Historic Commission; an officer on the Friends of the Historic Landmark Inn in Castroville, and an officer for the Henry Castro Heritage Association in Medina County.

Robert is married to the former Priscilla DaCamara of Laredo Texas. Priscilla a teacher and writer who is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and Daughters of the War of 1812. Robert and Priscilla have three grown children; a daughter was is a teacher and currently is a facilitator in the Harlendale Independent School District in San Antonio, two sons who are lawyers in Houston and six grandchildren. Col. Hancock and his wife currently own and live in an Alsatian Home built about 1850 located on ten acres that borders the Medina River in Castroville, Texas.





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