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Darrell Wayne Dement

Director of the Office of Inspector General

Darrell Dement joined TABC in 2018. His team promotes accountability and integrity by ensuring employees are held to the highest standard of professionalism expected of a leading regulatory and law enforcement agency. He oversees Internal Affairs, Oversight & Review and Training.

Dement is a retired colonel of the U.S. Army. His culminating assignment was as the Texas Army National Guard chief of staff. He commanded from platoon through battalion during his 31 years of military service. His overseas assignments include Operations Desert Storm, Kosovo Force (KFOR) 7 and Iraqi Freedom. He has also worked closely with private, state and federal agencies on homeland security and disaster response after-action reviews, design and planning.

Aside from his military and government service, Dement has worked in private industry pursuing contracts, conducting and overseeing sales, and improving workforce and organizational performance.

Dement holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University, a Master of Business Administration from Trident University International and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.