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Malcom Dieckow is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. At the age of 18 he joined the United States Navy as an electronics technician. He is also a Vietnam Veteran. After leaving the Navy he became a branch chief in the Directorate of Nuclear Weapons at Kelly Air Force base, outside of San Antonio.
After retiring from Kelly in 2009, he and his wife moved to Rockport. In 2012 he was elected as Precinct 3 Commissioner of the Aransas County Navigation District. He has been the board chairman for four years.
He has been a longtime proponent of clean coastal waters and founded the Friends of Little Bay environmental advocacy group. As a commissioner, his focus has been to boost the district’s role in maintaining healthy bays and harbors by advocating for a reduction in harmful upland drainage and assuring that all runoff waters meet the required state and federal environmental standards.
Dieckow is a member of the Aransas County Historical Society and is a deacon at Salt Lake Baptist Church. He is also a past member of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.