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Brigadier General Thomas K Wark (Retired)



Brig. Gen. Thomas K.Wark was the Senior Advisor to the Air National Guard Directorate of Requirements. He assisted the Director Air National Guard and MAJCOM Commanders in the modernization and interoperability of Air National Guard aircraft and equipment to meet Combatant Commander requirements in the Air, Space, and Cyber, domains along with State's Adjutants General's requirements for domestic operations.

Prior to his current position, General Wark was the Vice Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force - Afghanistan. In this role, he assisted the commander by ensuring the optimal integration of air and space power in support of Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force and Resolute Support missions. He also advised the Commander, NATO Air Command - Afghanistan on the development of the Afghan Air Force into a professional force capable of meeting the security requirements of Afghanistan.

General Wark earned his commission as a graduate of the Louisiana Tech University AFROTC program in 1987. He has served in numerous fighter aircraft assignments earning over 2,800 hours in the F-16 and F-22. He has flown combat missions in operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom.

1987 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
1994 Squadron Officer School (SOS), in residence
2003 Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), non-residence
2006 Air War College (AWC), by correspondence
2011 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME), non-residence
2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Seminar XXI, International Relations and National Interest Fellowship Cambridge, in residence
2016 Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security (SENIS), in residence
2017 Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, in residence
2017 Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC), Joint Base Andrews, Md.

1. April 1988 - April 1989, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. May 1989 - July 1989, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. August 1989 - February 1990, F-16 course, 63rd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
4. March 1990 - July 1992, F-16 Pilot, Chief of Mobility, 69th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
5. July 1992 - July 1993, F-16 Pilot, 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, ROK
6. July 1993 - April 1996, F-16 Instructor, Wing Mobility Officer, 706th TFS, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
7. April 1996 - May 2003, F-16 Instructor, Mobility Officer, 149th Fighter Squadron, Richmond IAP, Va.
8. May 2003 - May 2005, Flight Commander, Wing Installation Deployment Officer, Richmond IAP, Va.
9. May 2005 - August 2006, ACC/A3F Joint Air Ground Office, Deputy Close Attack Division, Langley AFB, Va.
10. May 2005 - October 2007, Commander, 149th Fighter Squadron, Richmond IAP, Va.
11. October 2007 - June 2008, Vice Commander, 192nd FighterWing, Langley AFB, Va.
12. June 2008 - May 2009, Deputy Director ANG Forces, Air Combat Command
13. May 2009 - March 2011, Director ANG Forces, Air Combat Command
14. April 2011 - March 2012, Director, Air, Space and Information Operations, National Guard Bureau
15. March 2012 - June 2014, Commander 192d FighterWing, Langley AFB Va.
16. June 2014 - June 2015, Vice Commander 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force Afghanistan
17. January 2016 - May 2017, Director, Plans and Requirements (A-5), National Guard Bureau, Joint Base Andrews, MD
18. June 2017 - June 2018, Director, A-2/3/6, National Guard Bureau, Joint Base Andrews, MD
19. June 2018 - August 2018, Special Assistant to the Director, Joint Staff, NGB, Arlington, VA

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,000
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, F-16, F-22

Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
NATO Meritorious Service Medal

Second Lieutenant Oct. 25, 1987
First Lieutenant Oct. 25, 1989
Captain Oct. 25, 1991
Major Oct. 25, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 7, 2003
Colonel Nov. 2, 2007
Brigadier General Jan. 1, 2016

(Current as of September 2018)