John F. Thompson

John Ferdinand "JT" Thompson is a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force serving as the commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center since May 2017.[2] He entered the United States Air Force in 1984 as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.

John F. Thompson
Birth nameJohn Ferdinand Thompson[1]
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1985–present
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldSpace and Missile Systems Center
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
303rd Aeronautical Systems Wing
327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing
AwardsAir Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)

Prior to assuming his current position, Thompson was commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He has served in a variety of scientific, acquisition and logistics-oriented capacities, including staff assignments at Air Force Systems Command, Air Force Materiel Command, and in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

Awards and decorationsEdit

Thompson is the recipient of the following awards:[3]


Effective dates of promotion[3]Edit

Rank Date
  Second lieutenant December 19, 1984
  First lieutenant December 19, 1986
  Captain December 19, 1988
  Major November 1, 1994
  Lieutenant colonel September 1, 1998
  Colonel August 1, 2002
  Brigadier general December 5, 2008
  Major general November 18, 2011
  Lieutenant general October 2, 2014


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  2. ^ Littlejohn, Donna. "Meet the new commander of the Air Force Space Command in El Segundo – Daily Breeze". Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN F. THOMPSON > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". Retrieved May 22, 2020.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Samuel A. Greaves
Commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center