Tom Lennon, B/Gen (R), USAF

Brigadier General
Thomas J. Lennon

U. S. Air Force, Ret’d.

Brigadier General Thomas J. Lennon was born in Honolulu, and entered the Air Force in 1966 as a distinguished graduate of the Virginia Military Institute Reserve Officer Training Corps program.  He has previously commanded air wings and has also served in a number of staff positions.

Prior to his involvement with L.I.F.E.  Support Technologies, LLC as their Far East and China representative, he was the deputy director, military-to-military contact program.  He is a command pilot, having flown more than 3,000 hours, principally in fighter aircraft.  The general served three combat tours; two in Southeast Asia and one in Southwest Asia, flying a total of 410 combat missions.

General Lennon has served as director of weather, deputy chief of staff, plans and operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.  He has been responsible for developing doctrine, policy, requirements and standards for weather support to the Air Force, Army, designated specified commands and national programs.

Having received his bachelor of science degree in biology at the Virginia Military Institute in VA in 1965, General Lennon continued his education by graduating from Squadron Officer School (Maxwell Air Force Base, AL) in 1972, Golden Gate University, in CA (where he received a master of science degree in public administration) in 1978, National War College (Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.) in 1983 and the National and International Security Program at Harvard University (MA) in 1993.

General Lennon has received numerous and frequent major awards and decorations, which include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with 25 oak leaf clusters, the Aerial Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Combat Readiness Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, the Vietnam Service Medal with eight bronze stars, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Estonian White Cross.