August 18, 2013
David Braddock, Chairman of the Board of First National Bank in Altus, together with Dr. Joe Leverett, Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee, recently attended the Promotion Ceremony for Brigadier General Jon T. “Ty” Thomas. The ceremony was held in the Airman’s Hall at the Pentagon in Washington, D. C. and was hosted by the General Paul J. Selva, Commander, Air Mobility Command.
Colonel Jon T. “Ty” Thomas served as Commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base from July 2009 through June 2011 when he was transferred to Headquarters U.S.A.F. His next assignment will be as Deputy Director, Future Joint Force Development, on the JCS/J7 staff in Suffolk, Va.
While in Washington, Braddock and Leverett also visited the offices of Senator Jim Inhofe, Congressman Frank Lucas and Congressman Jim Bridenstine to discuss issues involving Altus Air Force Base.