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Lieutenant Colonel Gary ThompsonChief of Platform, Kobayashi Maru

Ops C2 Acquisition Delta (SSC/BCC)

Lieutenant Colonel Gary Thompson advises and assists the Program Executive Officer for Battle Management Command, Control & Communications (BMC3) on matters concerning business practices and software development technologies, platform architecture, and requirements prioritization to advance U.S. Government, Commercial and Coalition Partner Space Command and Control for Space Superiority and Deterrence. Lieutenant Colonel Thompson entered the Air Force in 1999 as a graduate of Officer Training School following 7 years of Army and Minnesota Army National Guard enlistment. He has served in a variety of acquisition, business, information assurance and staff positions at Air Force Materiel Command and Air Force Space Command. He was mobilized in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. While deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, he served under United States Central Command at the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan and the NATO International Security Assistance Force. Lieutenant Colonel Thompson transitioned from active duty to the Air Force Reserves in 2009 where he continues to support space systems and users worldwide.