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LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALLAN P. THILMANY

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Lieutenant Colonel Allan P. Thilmany is currently the Commander, 1st Flying Training Squadron, 306 Flying Training Group, 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command. The 1st Flying Training Squadron mission is to screen Air Force Aviator candidates for entry into Undergraduate Flight Training as well as developing outstanding officers through the application of positive life habit patterns and the Air Force Core Values.

Lt. Col. Thilmany is currently qualified as an evaluator pilot in the DA-20 aircraft. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1992 with a Bachelor Degree in History. He also holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

EDUCATION
1992 Bachelor of History, University of Minnesota-Duluth
1997 Masters of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1999 Squadron Officer School In-Residence, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

ASSIGNMENTS
1. Dec 1985 - Jan 1986, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. Jan 1986 - June 1986, Student, Aircraft Maintenance courses, Sheppard AFB, Texas / Tyndall AFB, Florida
3. June 1986 - Aug 1989, Aircraft Maintenance Journeyman, T-33 / F-15, 21 AGS, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
4. Sept 1989 - May 1992, Cadet, Detachment 420, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
5. Dec 1992 - June 1994, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, Texas
6. July 1994 - Aug 1997, C-9 Instructor Pilot, 75th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
7. Sept 1997 - Oct 2001, C-5 Instructor Pilot, 3rd Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, Delaware
8. Oct 2001 - Sept 2003, T-37 Flight Commander, 33rd Flying Training Squadron, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
9. Sept 2003 - Mar 2004, Chief Standardization/Evaluation, 71 Flying Training Group, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
10. Apr 2004 - Feb 2007, Operations and Airspace, 611 Air operations Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
11. Mar 2007 - July 2008, Director of Operations, 1st Flying Training Squadron, Pueblo, Colorado (USAFA)
12. July 2008 - present, Commander, 1st Flying Training Squadron, Pueblo, Colorado (USAFA)

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: 4500
Aircraft flown: C-9, C-5, T-37, T-1, DA-20

MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 5 Sep 1992
First Lieutenant 5 Sep 1994
Captain 5 Sep 1996
Major 1 Mar 2003
Lieutenant Colonel 1 Apr 2008

(Current as of June 2009)