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What is a Texas Camo Alert?

Texas Camo Alerts the public about missing military member

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The Texas Camo Alert was created in 2019 and is one of the most recent programs created to alert the public to a missing person.

A Camo Alert is issued when a current or former military member is missing and has a mental disorder.

The following is required for Camo Alerts to be issued.

  • Verification from the Texas Department of Public Safety that the missing military member is registered for the camo alert program.
  • Confirmation the individual reported missing is a current or former member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or a reserve or auxiliary unit of any branch of the armed forces, and that the individual's location is unknown.
  • Confirmation the missing person suffers from a mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder or a traumatic brain injury.
  • Confirmation the disappearance poses a credible threat to the military member's health and safety or the health and safety of another.

If you have located a military member from a Camo Alert, call 911 for help.


There are eight kinds of alerts that can be issued for missing or endangered people in Texas. They are listed below with links to a page with more information.

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