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. He entered the United States Air Force in 1984 as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.
John F. Thompson
|Birth name||John Ferdinand Thompson|
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1985–present|
|Commands held||Space and Missile Systems Center|
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
303rd Aeronautical Systems Wing
327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing
|Awards||Air 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:
|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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- Littlejohn, Donna. "Meet the new commander of the Air Force Space Command in El Segundo – Daily Breeze". Dailybreeze.com. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
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Samuel A. Greaves
| Commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center