REP. JARED PATTERSON SELECTS BRIAN BENSON FOR THE TEXAS ARMED SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP, ADDS MEMBERS TO THE VETERANS COMMITTEESeptember 22, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2020
(Frisco, Texas) — State Representative Jared Patterson is proud to announce that he has selected Aubrey resident, Brian Benson, as the 2020 Texas Armed Services Scholarship (TASSP) recipient for House District 106. Each year, Texas state legislators may appoint one student for the TASSP, a state program created to encourage students in Texas to participate in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at civilian colleges, ultimately to become officers in the United States military. The TASSP award amount for the 2020-2021 academic year will be up to $10,000.
A 2019 graduate of Aubrey High School, Brian is a sophomore Communication major at Texas A&M University and a member of the Corps of Cadets and Army ROTC. Representative Patterson looks forward to Brian’s continued success and is confident that his experiences as an Eagle Scout and a member of the Corps of Cadets will more than prepare him for his future goal, which is to join the United States Army upon graduation.
Patterson was assisted in this decision by members of the Veteran’s Committee that he created for selecting a TASSP recipient and for legislative purposes. This committee has grown in number since its formation in May of this year and has since added the following distinguished members:
- DeLeon English, Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, Retired – Little Elm;
- Reg Frazier, Master Sergeant, United States Air Force, Retired – Frisco;
- Chuck Wright, First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, Retired – Frisco;
- Michael Shasteen, Petty Officer Third Class, United States Navy, Retired – Frisco;
- Gary Bilyeu, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corps, Active Reserves – Sanger
Patterson stated, “The input of this committee was crucial in this process as these men know first hand what it takes to be successful in the military. I am grateful for their assistance and look forward to continuing to work with the Veterans Committee during the 87th Legislative Session as Texas tackles numerous issues, including matters pertaining to veterans.
Jared Patterson represents House District 106, which encompasses the eastern portion of Denton County. During the 86th Legislative Session, Patterson authored and passed initiatives in policy areas such as transportation, education, property taxes, as well as eliminated unnecessary and burdensome government regulations. Patterson serves on the House Committees on Business & Industry, Urban Affairs, and Resolutions Calendars. He also serves on the House Interim Study Committee on Aggregate Production Operations, and the Texas Cybersecurity Council. His family resides in Frisco.