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TABC has a rich history in law enforcement. We highly value military veterans for the unique experience, skills and discipline they bring to their work.

In addition to giving veteran’s preference in the hiring process, TABC and our partners provide support to eligible Texas veterans who want to start a business in the alcoholic beverage industry. Learn more about how we support veterans within the agency and across Texas. 

Hiring Veterans

State law requires state agencies to give preference to qualified veterans, surviving spouses of veterans and orphans of veterans in the job selection process. TABC takes great pride in fulfilling this charge. You can reach our veterans liaison at 512-206-3220 or to learn more. 

If you apply for a job at TABC and believe you’ve been denied your right to veteran’s preference, you can file an appeal with us. File the appeal by email, phone call or regular mail to: 

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission 
Director of Human Resources 
P.O. Box 13127 
Austin, TX 78711 

Empowering Texas Veterans

About the Program

Empowering Texas Veterans is a program that jumpstarts the careers of veterans who want to establish a business in the alcoholic beverage industry. TABC and our partners recruit successful industry members to serve as mentors for Texas veterans. With our help, mentors help guide veterans through the steps required to start a successful business within the industry. Resources include information about:

This joint initiative is made possible by TABC and our partners:

  • Texas Veterans Commission
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Texas A&M McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Office of the Secretary of State

Apply for the Program

Veterans can apply by filling out the appropriate application below and submitting the completed document to

Mentor Application

Complete this application if you’re a veteran that already works in the alcoholic beverage industry who wants to help another veteran start their business.

Protégé Application

Complete this application if you’re a veteran who would like to start a business in the alcoholic beverage industry.

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