About Grant Moody
Grant Moody is the Republican nominee for Bexar County Commissioner, Precinct 3.
Grant Moody was born and raised on his family’s farm where he learned from a young age the importance of responsibility and hard work running his own cow/calf operation as a teenager. He was active in 4-H and Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Grant graduated valedictorian of his high school class and received statewide honors as a Scholar Athlete by the College Football Hall of Fame.
Grant is a 4th generation veteran. He attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he played football for the Midshipmen and was recognized as a 2nd Team Academic All-American. Grant graduated with distinction as the top Economics major in his class and was a state finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. He was selected for naval flight training after graduation and went on to become a Marine F-18 fighter pilot. He served his country for over a decade on active duty.
Grant completed combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2008, he was deployed to Iraq’s Al Anbar province as a combat pilot providing air support in Ramadi, Fallujah, and Baghdad during the Iraq “surge.” A few years later, Grant gave up orders to be a flight instructor in Florida, instead volunteering to deploy to Marjah, Afghanistan as a forward air controller with 3rd Battalion/9th Marines in Helmand Province. His personal awards include an individual Air Medal with three additional strike/flight awards, three Navy Commendation Medals, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Grant earned a master’s degree in statistics and business analytics from Texas A&M University, and then after leaving active-duty attended the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School where he completed his MBA. He spent a summer consulting with McKinsey, and then joined USAA, the military financial services leader, full-time, where he was promoted to executive. In 2019, he transitioned to Valero Energy, where he currently serves as Director of Innovation, evaluating new opportunities for the largest independent refiner in the world.
Grant also served as a Legislative Assistant for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Former Congressman Pompeo also served as an honorary chair for Support and Defend PAC, a PAC Grant founded and chaired, prior to his cabinet appointment in 2016. In 2017, Grant was nominated by Governor Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate to serve on the Texas Veterans Land Board. He was reappointed to a 2nd term in 2021. In 2019, Grant founded and chaired the San Antonio Liberty Leadership Council, a conservative organization for young professionals which continues to grow to this day. Last year, Grant was honored to be named a national fellow by the Club for Growth, the preeminent free-market political advocacy group in America.
Grant is married to the former Stephanie Smith of Ellicott City, MD. Stephanie is an elementary school teacher but has stayed at home to raise their children, Paige(12), Kaitlyn(9), and Kyle(5). Grant was promoted last year to Lt. Col in the Marine Reserves and is currently enrolled in the Joint Combined Warfare School. Grant also serves on the Advisory Council for Soldier’s Angels a San Antonio-based nonprofit, as well as Chip Roy’s Veterans Advisory Group.
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