Thomas J. Keck

Preferred Name: Tom
Nickname/Call Sign: Tom
Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel, 05
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Tom Keck graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1969.

He concluded his distinguished 34-year military career as a Lieutenant General in the U.S. Air Force as Commander of the Eighth Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

His previous assignments included Vice Commander of Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and Vice Commander of the 12th Air Force at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz.

He earned his pilot’s wings at Williams Air Force Base in Chandler, Ariz., and piloted B-52, B-1, U-2, A-10, RC-135, and SR-71 aircraft during his service.

He holds a command pilot rating with more than 4,600 flight hours, which includes 866 combat hours.

Tom worked for Raytheon, a defense contractor, as VP for Air Force Programs for 12 years following his USAF service.

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