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Colonel Thomas W. Jackman, Jr. is the Wing Commander, 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, South Burlington, Vermont.

Colonel Jackman received his commission as a 2nd Lt in May 1983 upon graduation from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. He began his military career in October 1983 when he started pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Upon graduation he was selected to return to Vance Air Force Base as a T-38 instructor pilot. Colonel Jackman was then selected to fly the F-16, which he did at Osan Air Base, Korea and Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In 1994, he was selected as the Chief of Fighter Inspections for the ACC Inspector General team at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. In November 1997, Colonel Jackman became a full-time member of the Vermont Air National Guard as an Alert Pilot at Det 1, Charleston AFB, South Carolina.

Colonel Jackman has served as the 158th Operations Group Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, the 134th Fighter Squadron Operations Officer, the 134th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Commander during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, the 158th Operations Group Commander, the 158th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Commander, the 158th Maintenance Group Commander, and most recently as the 158th Vice Commander. Colonel Jackman has been vital to the continued growth of the Active Associate Total Force Initiative with the 158th Fighter Wing, as well as securing the F-35. He assumed his position as the 158th Fighter Wing Commander on 4 January 2014.


1983 Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Norwich University
1986 Squadron Officer School via correspondence
1987 Squadron Officer School in residence
1998 Air Command and Staff College via correspondence
2006 Air War College via correspondence


T-38 1153 hours
F-16 3560 hours
Combat 280 hours
Total 4775 hours


Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three clusters and valor device


Second Lieutenant, 21 May 1983
First Lieutenant, 6 August 1985
Captain, 6 August 1987
Major, 6 August 1995 Lieutenant Colonel, 7 August 1999 Colonel, 9 October 2008

Revised: 21 January 2014

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