Retired Brigadier General Jack R. Fox served as Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services from January 2015 to December 2018. Prior to this appointment he served with the Army, Army Reserves and New Mexico National Guard. General Fox is a graduate of NMMI and New Mexico State University (NMSU). Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from NMSU; he was commissioned as a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant/Infantry in 1969.
While stationed at Ft. Benning, GA, he earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Georgia State University. He is also a member of the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame and the New Mexico State University ROTC Honor Company. He also served as Commandant at the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) and was President of St. John’s Military School. He has also served on the New Mexico State Armory Board and the New Mexico National Guard Bataan Memorial Museum Foundation. General Fox taught high school at Hereford High School in Texas where he was selected as the Koobraey Teacher of the Year in 1999. At Hereford he was a coach for the girls’ softball and cross-country teams. He is a lifetime member of the VFW and the Vietnam Veteran’s of America. He is currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission. General Fox and his wife, Marvine, have been married for 52 years and currently live in Placitas, NM.