I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
Ronald Reagan

My Values 

  • Serving God and Country
  • Being a virtuous and ethical man
  • Being a good son
  • Bring a good husband
  • Being a good dad
  • Being a good friend

About  Joe M Hood 

    I retired from the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps as a Commander.  I have served our country in two wars (Viet Nam,and Desert Shield/Storm).  I served in one war as an enlisted man and in the other war as an officer.  In Viet Nam I was assigned to Civil Affairs and lived in a village outside of Da Nang South Viet Nam.  Immediately following Viet Nam I was on staff at the Navy's Counterinsurgency, Survival, Evasion and Resistance, and Escape (SERE) School from 1968 till I went to college in 1970.   I taught in both the classroom and in the field at SERE school.  In Desert Shield/Storm I was in charge of Casuaility Receiving, Ambulances, and was the Command Liaison Officer for medical assets in the area.
    I am a 6th generation Texas.  My wife and I are both retired and love participating in and being part of our Terrell community.  I'm proud to be a Texan and proud to be an American.  I'm proud of my heritage.  I have had an ancestor serve our country in every conflict our country has been involved in since the Revolutionary War.
    I was raised in the Panhandle of Texas where I was able to hunt and shoot just about anytime I wanted to.  I think it is sad that young people cannot shoot and hunt when they would like, it's worst when there are so few to teach them to shoot and hunt safely and responsibly.  My dad and grand-dad taught me the basics of gun and hunting safety, then the military reinforced many of the rules I had learned growing up. The more I thought about gun and hunting safety I decided to take the certification classes needed to be an instructor now I am, a Basic Survival Instructor,  an NRA Counselor and Instructor, a TDPS Concealed Handgun Instructor, and a TDPW  Hunter Education Instructor.
     Shooting is an enjoyable sport, so less keep it safe and enjoyable for all, see you on the range or in the field.


Always, keep your gun pointed in a safe direction
Always, keep your finger off of the trigger until ready to shoot
Always, keep your gun unloaded till ready to use