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Meet Larry Romo

Lawrence “Larry” Romo just finished serving over 7 years as the United States Selective Service Director. He was nominated by President Obama in the fall of 2009 as the 12th Selective Service System Director, a Senate Confirmed Presidential Appointee, directly reporting to the President. In this position he provided Chief Executive level oversight of all Agency programs and he was accountable for the daily operations of the agency. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the agency, collaborating with his 125 member full-time staff and thousands of either part-time staff or volunteers, using a $23 million dollar budget to draft optimal policy, achieve goals and set objectives for the agency. 

He planned, organized, staffed, directed and controlled comprehensive agency activities to achieve effective operations and accomplish the Agency’s mission, to be prepared to supply manpower to the armed forces in case of an emergency, as well as run the Alternative Service Program for those who identify as contentious objectors. In this role, Larry interfaced with countless organizations and institutions including Congress, the White House, the Department of Defense, as well as other federal agencies, many state and local governmental, and numerous private agencies.


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Family Life

Larry was born and raised in San Antonio.  He is a graduate of San Antonio Highlands High School, and a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. He also received a Masters of Education degree from Northern Montana College attending night school while serving in the Air Force. He served 28 years on Air Force active duty and in the reserves retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and over 40 years of federal service retiring from the Executive Level Service.

Family has always been important to Larry. His father Jose Romo, is a 1947 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. His father served in the US Army and USAF Reserves. He retired from Kelly Air Force Base as a Civil Servant. His mother Mary Louise Romo went to Brackenridge High School and passed away in 2010. Larry’s spouse, Birgit Romo, is a graduate from the University of Potsdam in Potsdam, Germany, where she received a Masters degree in Mathematics. She currently works as a Senior Manager at the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind. They currently reside in Bexar County in the Alamo Ranch area.

Larry Romo with wife, Birgit and two nephews

Larry, his wife Birgit, and nephews.

Public Service

With National President AFL-CIO Richard Trumka at a previous 4th of July Naturalization Oath Ceremony

Larry with National President AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka discussing labor issues.

In addition to his work for the Selective Service Agency, Larry has over 40 years of public service since the day he went to basic training at the USAF Academy. He learned “Service Before Self” traits and leadership skills at the Academy, and has continued to exemplify these traits as a USAF Officer, US Army Civilian and as a Senior Federal Executive Level Leader.

Larry also has understood the importance of getting involved in the local community. He has served as the Bexar County Veterans Advisory Board Chairman, and City of San Antonio Commission for Children and Families Chairman. He is an active member of the Air Force Association, American Legion, American GI Forum. Association of the US Army, Beethoven Maennerchor, Fiesta San Antonio Commission, Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, LULAC, Military Officers Association of America, National Association for Black Veterans, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, USAF Academy Association of Graduates, and the US Military Veterans Parade Association.

About the Position

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE

The District Clerk is primarily the clerk of court for all district courts. They are responsible for recording and maintaining all records and affairs that pertain to the proceedings heard by the District Court for all hearings. The Clerk deals with all district court records and files, and they are also the conservator for these court records. For Bexar county, as one of the largest counties in the country, the clerk is in charge 27 district courts, as well as the 10 auxiliary court and 1 magistrate court of the district. The Clerk is also in charge of assigning deputy district clerks, assigning them to act as court clerks in each of the district courts, as well as to assist administration and assist in the operations of the district court system. The Clerk also has duties including the processing of passport applications, decide rules for jury selection, and making records easy to access for the public.

BEXAR COUNTY

Bexar County is a county in South Central Texas with a population of 1,817,610, making it the 17th most populous county in the United States. The county seat, as well as largest city, is San Antonio. The county is about 1,300 square miles and is home to numerous historical sites, including Franciscan missions around the county and the Alamo. The county was formed in 1836 by the Texas government, however it was not until after Texas was admitted into United States, and Bexar county was broken up into 128 separate counties, that current day Bexar county came to exist