Veterans Day CeremonyName: Veterans Day CeremonyDate: November 12, 2018Time: 9:15 AM - 9:15 AM CSTEvent Description:Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Carr will be the speaker for the Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Sikeston Field House.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Carr has served in a variety of positions as an Air Force Air Battle Manager, including NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) instructor passive detection controller, USAF E-3B/C AWACS evaluator electronic combat officer, Group standardization and evaluation evaluator, Flight Commander, Deputy Chief of AWACS current operations, and led Operational Test and Evaluation of sixteen command and control programs for Air Combat Command including NORAD Air Defense Sectors, National Capitol Region Integrated Air Defense System, and Control and Reporting Centers. Additionally, he’s served as an Operational Planner for U.S. Air Forces Central Command supporting current operations. Prior to his final assignment as a squadron Director of Operations, he served on The Joint Staff as Chief, Advanced Programs and Air & Cruise Missile Defense Branch, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, Directorate of Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Colonel Carr enlisted in the Air Force in 1990 as an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician and received his commission as an Officer Training School distinguished graduate in 2000. He is a graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor school, Army Command and General Staff College and Air Force Command and Control Warrior Advanced Course. He is a Senior Air Battle Manager with over 3,000 flight hours including 617 combat and combat support hours on 10 aircraft models and flown combat missions in 9 named major operations.