Richard A. Box graduated from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston. He served in the Vietnam War as an Army dentist with the 173d Airborne Brigade and the 44th Medical Brigade. He recently retired from the practice of dentistry in Austin, Texas, and is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, and is now an executive with the Lucas Petroleum Group of Austin.
Dr. Box has served in several positions of responsibility with the state of Texas. As one of the first lay members on the Texas Real Estate Commission, he served on the State of Texas Aircraft Pooling Board, where he was chairman of the board. He, also, served the state in the Adjutant General’s Department where he commanded the Texas State Guard, serving as the commanding general during the state’s response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, before retiring as a major general.
Dr. Box was appointed to the Texas A&M System Board of Regents in 2008 by Governor Rick Perry and was chairman of the board from 2011-2013.