Cleland, Thomas E., CMSgt

Communications Systems
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
29690-Communications-Electronics Programs Management Superintendent
Current/Last AFSC Group
Communications Systems
Primary Unit
1964-1968, 29690, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
29151-Cryptographic Operator
29171-Cryptographic Operations Supervisor
Service Years
1948 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

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 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Employed as a Senior Planning Consultant by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida in Jacksonville, Florida from Jan 1969 through Dec 1993.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Alaskan Air Command (AAC)97th Bombardment Wing, HeavyUS Air Force321st Bombardment  Wing, Medium
4081st Strategic WingStrategic Air Command (SAC)
  1948-1951, 29151, Headquarters, Alaskan Air Command (AAC)
  1951-1954, 29171, 97th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1954-1958, 29171, 485th Communications Squadron
  1958-1960, 29690, 321st Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1960-1964, 29690, 4081st Strategic Wing
  1964-1968, 29690, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Air Force.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Air Force?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland, European DivisionUniversity of Nebraska, OmahaBellevue University
  1956-1957, University of Maryland, European Division
  1964-1965, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  1967-1968, Bellevue University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 08, 2014, General Photos1
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