Brigadier General John Compere
7 July 1941
Class of '63
Captain John Compere Long Binh 1969
Captain John Compere Thailand 1969 - 1970
Compere competing in 1963 Texas Tech Rodeo
Compere and the Texas Tech Army ROTC Rodeo Team
John Compere was born July 7,1941, in Abilene, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University and was active in Army ROTC (special drill commander and rodeo team captain), Scabbard & Blade National Military Honor Society, Saddle Tramps, Rodeo Club, Phi Delta Theta social fraternity, and was named a Distinguished Military Student and Graduate. He graduated in 1963 with a BA in Government. Compere held the rank of captain and served 2 years in Southeast Asia in 1969 and 1970 as an Army lawyer and US Foreign Claims Commissioner for USMACTHAI/JUSMAGTHAI with frequent duty in Saigon and Long Binh. He earned the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with 1 star), Overseas Service Ribbon, Parachute Badge, Expert Rifle Badge, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Top Secret Security Clearance during his military career. He served our country 26 years and retired as a Brigadier General and Vietnam Era disabled veteran. He and his wife, Dolores, have 4 children, Julianne, Bradley, David and Tracy, and 3 grandchildren, Raven, Ryder and Dylan. The Comperes reside and ranch in Callahan County near Baird.