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Thomas S. Moorman

Born: Jul 11, 1910

Death: Dec 23, 1997

Birthplace: Presidio of Monterey, California

Nationality: United States

Thomas S. Moorman

Date of Birth : Jul 11, 1910
Date of Death : Dec 23, 1997
Birth Place : Presidio of Monterey, California

Lieutenant General Thomas Samuel Moorman was the fifth Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Moorman was born at the Presidio of Monterey, California on July 11, 1910. He attended John J. Phillips High School in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1933 he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and entered the Air Corps flying training school at Randolph Field, Texas. He earned his pilot wings in October 1934 and was assigned to the 4th Observation Squadron, 5th Composite Group at Luke Field, Hawaii. In July 1936, General Moorman was reassigned to the 97th Reconnaissance Squadron at Mitchel Field, New York for a 12-month tour. In 1937 General Moorman entered the field of meteorology, obtained a master of science degree from the California Institute of Technology and embarked on a sphere of activity which would dominate the next 20 years of his career. After a two-year assignment as Weather Officer at Randolph Field, Texas, he gained valuable information in meteorology through further study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Also known as

  • Thomas Samuel Moorman
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