Commander’s Corner

The Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division Alamo Chapter is James D. Williamson.

In January of 2013, former trooper J.D. Williamson of Kyle, Texas, was elected the Chairman of the Alamo Chapter, thus taking over the spot of Commander from former trooper Fred Castaneda (who had led the chapter for more than three years before then), who is now a Trustee.

Alamo Chapter Chairman J.D. Williamson

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James Williamson is currently a Lieutenant in the Travis County Sheriff’s Office in Texas.

James D. Williamson’s contact information is:

Address: 485 Bella Vista Circle, Kyle, Texas 78640

Phone:  512-757-6513



History:  James D. Williamson enlisted in 1973 and volunteered for the 82nd Airborne duty as combat arms and paratrooper from Miami, Florida.

At that time, he met current chapter Trustee, Fred Castaneda, who was a Combat Infantryman Vietnam Veteran on TDY in Florida.

J.D. has spent 4 decades in the Military and Law Enforcement.


Other officers of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Alamo Chapter, are:


Vice-Chairman:   Dennis Deszo, San Antonio.


Secretary-Treasurer:   Don Bailey (on leave); Acting is F. Castaneda



Matt Rayson — Austin, Texas

Fred Castaneda — Austin, Texas

Al Pike — San Antonio, Texas