Col. Tom retires from Air Force after 25 years of service

Col. Patrick Tom is retiring from the U.S. Air Force after 25 years of service. A Chief of Staff of the Air Force-designated Senior Materiel Leader, Col. Tom has served as the Chief of the Test Operations Division at Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) prior to his deployment in March 2014. To recognize his many achievements, family, friends and coworkers recently gathered at a luncheon and ceremony in his honor. The presiding official for the ceremony was Major General Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander of the Air Force Test Center. Tom’s family in attendance included his wife Roberta and brother Donald. His mother Nancy was also able to watch the ceremony from Honolulu, Hawaii, via Skype. Pictured is Col. Tom, right, accepting the Legion of Merit Medal from Maj. Gen. Bunch. (Photo by Jacqueline Cowan)

PHOTO BY: Jacqueline Cowan
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