Timothy W Thurston, II

Air Force 91C0 O-6, Active Duty

Knoxville, TN

Years of Service: 25 years, May 1995 - Present

ETS'd June 2020


Multi-Division Senior Vice President (SVP), U. S. Air Force,
June 2018 - Present

Vice President (VP)/General Manager (GM), U. S. Air Force,
June 2016 - May 2018

Vice President (VP)/General Manager (GM), U. S. Air Force,
May 2013 - June 2015


Strategic Studies, Air University,
July 2015 - June 2016

Work Experience

Multi-Division Senior Vice President (SVP) June 2018 - Present

Air Force | 91C0 | O-6 | USAFA, CO, USA

  • Overhauled dormitory safety through implemented strategies to address sexual harassment and violence concerns and Active Shooter situations
  • Prepares, motivates, and evaluates 240 cadets for admission to the USAF Academy through intense 10-month academic, military, and athletic preparation emphasizing diversity and character development
  • Leads staff of 85 military and civilian personnel, $40.4M 15-facility campus; executing an operating budget of $1.3M+ and payroll $7M+

Vice President (VP)/General Manager (GM) June 2016 - May 2018

Air Force | 12G4 | O-6 | Scott AFB, IL, USA

  • Directed 80+ military and civilian per shift in USAF largest Air Operations Center integrating 1,100 mobility aircraft to support worldwide needs
  • Senior decision maker for 300+ missions per day supporting national security objectives for full spectrum global reach
  • Directly represented Air Mobility Commander through high level communication with White House, Department of State and Joint Chiefs of Staff

Vice President (VP)/General Manager (GM) May 2013 - June 2015

Air Force | 85G0 | O-5 | Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC, USA

  • Directed $4.2M in resources and $1.6M+ budget, operated technical school instructing 60+ students a year in career field
  • Created career field education training plan providing career progression, oversaw 225 base level Honor Guard programs
  • Led 240+ military in the execution of 3.8K+ ceremonies per year; served as officer in charge and commander of troops for National level ceremonies

Vice President (VP)/General Manager (GM) May 2011 - June 2013

Air Force | 81C0 | O-5 | Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, USA

  • Leads 75+ military instructors and 1000+ Air Force trainees through management of $48.7M training program and $30M training facility
  • Enhanced training efficiencies resulting in an additional 83 Airman trained per year at $826K savings
  • Led unit to 95.8% on-time graduation rate, besting Air Force 85.3% goal - $4.8M saved in training costs

Special Assistant to the Company President/COO Senior Vice President (SVP) January 2008 - May 2011

Air Force | 12M4 | O-5 | Washington D.C., DC, USA

  • Supervised military escort program to Congress for Congressional Delegations, Staff Delegations and Speaker of the House shuttle flights
  • Principal USAF advisor to members of Congress and Air Force senior leadership on all matters related to Congressional travel
  • Supervised travel budget in excess of $1M a year; trained 20+ escorts on duties and administrative oversight of travel funds, advised leaders in key decision making.

Top Skills

Skills Verified by Purepost


Air Force Achievement Medal

April 2013

Air Force Commendation Medal

May 2000

Aerial Achievement Medal

June 1997

Training and Certifications

Project Management Professional

March 2019

AF Senior Leadership course

June 2016

Safety and Accident Investigation Board President Course

September 2012

Civilian Personnel Management Course

November 2011

AF intermediate leadership course

May 2005

USAF Basic Leadership School

January 2001

AF Instructor Course

June 2000


Strategic Studies, Leadership

Air University, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, USA

July 2015 - June 2016 , GPA: 3.7

Homeland Defense, Terrorism

Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA, USA

August 2006 - December 2007 , GPA: 3.6

Masters in Business Administration, Management

Webster University, San Antonio, TX, USA

June 1998 - June 2001 , GPA: 3.8

Bachelor of Science, Political Science

United States Air Force Academy, USAFA, CO, USA

June 1991 - May 1995 , GPA: 3.0