MAJOR GENERAL THOMAS J. SHARPY

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Major General Thomas J. Sharpy is the Deputy Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The command is responsible for the U.S. Air Force's air mobility strategic transportation mission with a fleet of over 1160 aircraft.  AMC provides rapid, flexible, global reach for America from 12 major air installations in the U.S. and nearly 100 locations worldwide. More than 124,000 active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian Airmen comprise the total-force air mobility community, providing combat delivery, strategic airlift, air refueling, and aeromedical evacuation, presidential and senior leader air transport in support of national interests.

General Sharpy graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1987 with a bachelor of science degree and completed undergraduate pilot training in 1988. His career has involved numerous supervisory and leadership positions to include serving as the Senior Military Aide to the Vice President of the United States. He commanded the 9th Airlift Squadron and served as the 436th Operations Group Deputy Commander at Dover AFB, Delaware. He also served as the Vice Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, California; the Wing Commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Washington; Director of Plans, Programs and Analyses for Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany (A5/8/9); and as the Vice Commander, 18th Air Force at Scott AFB, Illinois. Previous to his current assignment, General Sharpy was the Director of Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1988 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Mississippi
1994 Distinguished Graduate from Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1994 Master of Business Administration, Louisiana Technical University, Ruston
1998 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
2004 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2007 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2010 Senior Executive Fellows Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

2015 Senior Joint Intelligence Operations Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama 

2015 Defense Acquisition Executive Officer Workshop, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

2016 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1987 - June 1988, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Mississippi
2. June 1988 - March 1992, KC-135 Pilot, 379th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan
3. March 1992 - March 1994, Assistant Flight Commander and Chief of Training Flight, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana
4. March 1994 - August 1996, Chief Executive Officer and Chief of Aircrew Stan Eval, 21st Airlift Squadron, Travis AFB, California
5. August 1996 - June 1998, Aide to 15th Air Force Commander, Travis AFB, California
6. June 1998 - June 1999, Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
7. June 1999 - November 2000, Colonel's Group, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. November 2000 - October 2002, Senior Military Aide to the Vice President of the U.S., the White House, Washington, D.C.
9. October 2002 - June 2003, Assistant Deputy Operations Group Commander, 436th Operations Group, Dover AFB, Delaware
10. June 2003 - May 2005, Commander, 9th Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, Delaware
11. May 2005 - August 2005, Deputy Operations Group Commander, 436th Operations Group, Dover AFB, Delaware
12. August 2005 - June 2006, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. July 2006 - May 2007, Vice Commander, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, California
14. May 2007 - September 2008, Commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Washington
15. September 2008 - June 2011, Director, Air Force General Officer Management, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. June 2011 - August 2014, Director of Plans, Programs and Analyses, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
17. August 2014 - July 2015, Vice Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Illinois
18. July 2015 - August 2015, Director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
19. August 2015 - October 2015, Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Illinois
20. October 2015 – Aug 2016, Director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois

21.  Aug 2016 – present, Vice Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 2000 - October 2002, Senior Military Aide to the Vice President of the U.S., the White House, Washington, D.C., as a Major and a Lieutenant Colonel
2. January 2008 - June 2008, Director of Mobility Forces, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as a Colonel
3. August 2011 - November 2011, Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Odyssey Guard, Vicenza, Italy, as a Brigadier General

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating:  Command Pilot
Flight hours:  3,900
Aircraft flown:  T-37, T-38, KC-135A/Q/R, C-5A/B, C-17


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with V device for valor
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze service stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989
Captain May 27, 1991
Major Aug. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002
Colonel March 1, 2006
Brigadier General Oct. 3, 2011
Major General June 5, 2015

(Current as of Aug 2016)