Veterans and Military Affairs

MOVMA Director

Robert Dembo III

Robert Dembo IIIA twenty-two- year U. S. Navy, Vietnam Era Veteran.  He served various commands as the Associate Director, Immediate Office of the Secretary of the Navy; Chief, Human Resources, Defense Intelligence Agency; Director, Personnel Support Detachment, Naval Finance Center, Cleveland; Director, Personnel Support Detachment, Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas; Personnel Officer and Educational Services Officer onboard the USS Constellation (CV-64).   At the time of selection to Chief Warrant Officer, he was the youngest Warrant Officer in the U. S. Navy.  His military awards include:  Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Navy Achievement Medal and Sailor of the Year.

Over the previous 16 years, Mr. Dembo has had the pleasure of serving in the following capacities:  Interim Director, Mayor Office of Veterans Affairs; Senior Outreach Specialist, Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs; Executive Assistance, Houston VA Medical Center, CWT Program Manager; Senior Naval Science Instructor (NJROTC Program) at Booker T. Washington High School and North Forest (formerly M. B. Smiley) High School.

He has a Bachelor of Art degree at University of Texas (San Antonio) in Criminal Justice (Pre-Law) and minor in Psychology.

The Mayor’s Office and the City of Houston to continue a rich tradition of public service as a key advocate for collaborating with community stakeholders, higher education administrators, and support organizations to seek out, further develop and champion viable solutions aimed at overcoming societal challenges, improving the quality of life and ensuring the social well-being for all.