Thursday, December 1 2022

Veterans, serving military and military spouses, along with local business leaders and elected officials, gathered Wednesday for the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Tribute Luncheon.

The signing event, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, honors local service members. Proceeds are donated to the United Service Organization of South Texas, which serves Naval Air Stations Corpus Christi and Kingsville.

Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche spoke at lunch about his military experience. Wyche also hosted a signing event for his book, “Shirts Off Our Back, Boots Off Our Feet: How Leadership Enables Logistics and Supply Chain Execution and Gives You the Edge to Win.” Proceeds from the sale of his books will help provide scholarships for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi ROTC department.

“It’s the young men and women you support,” Wyche said. “One of these people will be here to give this presentation one day.”

Wyche is President and CEO of Wyche Leadership and Supply Chain Consulting, a partner in The Five Behaviors of Building Cohesive Teams and Everything DiSC, and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors Leadership Fellow and Executive Leadership Coach.

He co-founded the Lt. Gen. Larry and Denise Wyche ROTC Scholarship Fund at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche delivers the keynote address at the Corpus Christi United Chamber of Commerce Annual Tribute to the Army event, May 18, 2022, in Corpus Christi, in Texas.

In the military, Wyche was the second highest ranked logistician and chief of supply chain. He led a significant portion of the Department of Defense’s efforts, overseeing the Army’s organic industrial base consisting of 23 arsenals, maintenance depots, and manufacturing plants. From 2006 to 2007, he was a senior logistician and supply chain expert in Afghanistan.

Wyche was recognized by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as the Distinguished Alumnus of 2018. He is a lifetime member of the Texas A&M Chancellor Century Council and a member of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame.

In 40 years of service, Wyche and his family have moved 25 times, but he said no city could replace the Sparkling City by the Bay.

“Wherever we were going, there was no place like Corpus Christi and this great community,” Wyche said. “You have much to be proud of, and what you are doing for this military community and the South Texas region…is absolutely phenomenal.”

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