Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Thomas P., Jr. "Tom"


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Personal data

Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.1999
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 26.07.2000

Additional information

Colonel, USAF; Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs Colorado (Academic Distinction, Outstanding Cadet in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer), 1985; Masters of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn Alabama, 1993; graduated from the United States Navy Test Pilot School, 1994; Masters of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB Alabama, 1994; Master in Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB Alabama, 2007; semi finalist in NASA group 18 selection; 9. July 1999 - May 2002, CV-22 Government Flight Test Director, 418th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB California; 10. May 2002 - May 2004, Commander, 418th Flight Test Squadron and Director, Global Reach Combined Test Force, Edwards AFB California; 11. May 2004 - July 2006, Joint Airpower Forces Analyst, Forces Division, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J-8), Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington DC; 12. July 2006 - May 2007, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB Alabama; 13. June 2007 - June 2008, Director, National Assessment Group, Kirtland AFB New Mexico; since 14. June 2008 Commander, 46th Test Group, Holloman AFB New Mexico.


Last update on November 14, 2008.