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
Chief Master Sergeant

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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.
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  1951-1954, 29171, 97th Bombardment Wing, Heavy

Technical Sergeant
From Month/Year
July / 1951
To Month/Year
May / 1954
97th Bombardment Wing, Heavy Unit Page
Technical Sergeant
29171-Cryptographic Operations Supervisor
Biggs AFB, El Paso, Texas
United States
 97th Bombardment Wing, Heavy Details

97th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
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Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
M/Sgt Fred G. West S/Sgt Jack E. Osborne T/Sgt William E. Foster

Best Moment
As a crytographer, I encr

ypted/deciphered communications data pertaining to deployment of nuclear equipped SAC bombers to Great Britain, and Pacific Islands, as well as conducted security deception exercises, as the route of deployment for these aircraft.

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17 Members Also There at Same Time
97th Bombardment Wing, Heavy

Coggins, Willie, SSgt, (1951-1955) A25 AAF MOS 238 Staff Sergeant
Boyer, John, MSgt, (1949-1979) 323 32351 Senior Airman
Reddell, William Harold, Maj Gen, (1941-1972) Lieutenant Colonel
Herrick, Park Brown, Maj, (1947-1954) Major
Wirt, John Martin, Maj Major
Robinson, Otto, Capt Captain
Wright, Keith Boone, Capt, (1945-1954) Captain
Swisher, John Henry, 1st Lt, (1950-1954) First Lieutenant
Vaughn, John T., 1st Lt First Lieutenant
Ford, Charles M., MSgt, (1941-1954) Master Sergeant
Foster, Clarence Edwin, MSgt, (1941-1954) Master Sergeant
Hansen, Howard John, MSgt, (1941-1954) Master Sergeant
Townsend, Junior, MSgt, (1942-1954) Master Sergeant
Cappuccio, Joseph, A1C, (1951-1955) Airman 1st Class
Baca, Daniel A., A2C, (1951-1954) Airman 2nd Class
Myers, William S., A2C Airman 2nd Class
Wynne, Eddie Lee, A2C Airman 2nd Class

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