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A Lifetime of Service

Proud Military Service

Ronald D Mills has spent over half his life in active service of his country and gladly returned to serve after 9/11. He has over 25 Years of Military Service in the U. S. Coast Guard with a career including leading Search and Rescue missions,  training Federal Law Enforcement and  working counter-narcotics missions while living throughout  all of the Americas and learning of the Latin cultures.  He was certified and worked as a Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Instructor as well as a Ship Inspector, and was trained in Pollution Investigation which he still uses to this day.


Local Government

Currently Ron Mills has had over 7 years of experience in Local and Regional Government. His work with boards and the locals of Willacy County include positions as:

  • Executive Port Director - Willacy County Navigation District/Port Mansfield

  • General Manager - Port Mansfield Public Utility District

  • Director of Law Enforcement - Port Mansfield Police Department



Working To
Help The Community

Ron Mills does not stop his public service at the end of the workday, he also dedicates much of his professional knowledge and personal time to the community. He serves on governmental advisory boards as well as Maritime associations throughout the region and state.  

Currently he serves on the following boards:

  • Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council - Special Purpose District - Board Member

  • Brownsville Planning and Zoning - Chairman

  • TXDOT Maritime - Port Authority Advisory Board - Board Member 

  • Texas Ports Association - Board Member

  • Gulf Port Authority Assoc. - Board Member

  • LRGVDC Police Academy - Board Member

  • LRGVDC Regional Water Supply Advisory Committee - Member

Previously he served on the following national Veterans Service Organization:

  • American Military Retiree Assoc. (AMRA) - National Director 


Leading In Business

Ron Mills spent nearly a decade in the South Texas ship dismantling industry where in Operations and Executive Management as a Shipboard Operations Manager and  VP of Operations he was able to lead a diverse group of employees of various ethnicities and languages.  This work allowed Ron to work with National Geographic where he spoke of the environmental issues the region may face and how himself and others were working to combat them while helping to stimulate blue collar work in the region.

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