In 1976 he served as a program manager for the development and integration of the Pratt & Whitney F100 engine for the F-16. Tom left active duty in 1978, but continued his military career as a Reservist. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1994 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In the private sector, Tom distinguished himself in the commercial construction industry. For more than 25 years he has been involved in many of Oregon’s signature construction projects, including the Oregon Convention Center, Fox Tower, PDX Airport expansions, as well as many college and university projects throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. As Operations Vice President for Hoffman Construction, Tom has overseen multi-million dollar construction projects for Fortune 500 client companies that included Nike, Intel, Boeing, Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Tom serves as a director on the Board of the USAFA Endowment.
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The Real Story
During my Third Class year at USAFA, we lost my mother to cancer. It rocked our world. We have missed her in our lives ever since. She was 42 years old and a Navy Veteran. She answered her country’s call during WW II as a Navy Wave and was assigned to an administrative pool in Washington DC. She and my Father (Army Tenth Mountain Division) were so very much part of the Greatest Generation, so selfless and focused on creating a better life for their children.
Great strides are being made in Cancer Research and treatment. That is in part why this initiative by the USAF Academy Class of 1970, Winded Warriors (brothers all) is important. Fifty years later there is still a common bond that is steeped in the values of USAFA:
Service Before Self
Excellence In All We Do
This is about what, for most of us, is a long history of service to others and now applying wisdom, character, and sober judgement that comes with age. There is no "finish line" for service to others.
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"It is not by strength or speed or swiftness of body that great deeds are done, but by wisdom, character, and sober judgment. These qualities grow richer as time passes."
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