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Honored Military Alumni

David J. Tanthorey
David J. Tanthorey
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

MAJOR DAVID J. (DJ) TANTHOREY

Major David J. Tanthorey is the Chief, Software Development Team, Computer Support Group. He is responsible for the development and implementation of software used in support of IFOR, KFOR, and SFOR forces within NATO's southern region. Major Tanthorey came to Allied Forces, Southern Europe from the Air Command and Staff College's Technology, Development and Intergration Division, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama, June 27, 2003. He has worked in his current position since his arrival.

He enlisted in the Air Force through Basic Training in 1979 and in 1984 earned a commission as a second lieutenant from Officer Training School. He has performed at squadron, group, wing, unified command, Department of Defense and NATO levels.

EDUCATION:
1979 Associates degree in architectural engineering technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, Nashville, TN
1979 Associates degree in civil engineering technology, Nashville State Technical Institute, Nashville, TN
1983 Bachelor of arts degree in management, St Leo University, St Leo, FL
1989 Master's degree in public administration, Troy State University, RAF Lakenheath, UK
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1991 Marine Corps Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1996 Air Command and Staff College, by Correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. May 1979 - July 1979, basic trainee, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
2. July 1979 - September 1979, technical school, Accounting and Finance Specialist, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
3. September 1979 - June 1983, accounting and finance specialist, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
4. June 1983 - June 1984, accounting and finance specialist, 7022 Air Base Squadron, Princlik Air Station, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
5. June 1984 - October 1984, Officer Trainee, Officer Training School, Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
6. November 1984 - December 1984, student, Administration Officer's Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
7. January 1985 - May 1987, executive support officer, 42d Avionics Maintenance Squadron, Loring Air Force Base, Maine.
8. May 1987 - January 1988, director of administration, 48th Mission Support Squadron, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.
9. January 1988 - April 1989, executive officer, 48th Combat Support Group, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.
10. April 1989 - May 1989, student, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
11. May 1989 - May 1990, protocol/executive officer, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.
12. May 1990 - July 1992, operations officer, Knoxville Military Entrance Processing Station, Knoxville, Tennessee.
13. July 1992 - March 1993, chief, operations group, Knoxville Military Entrance Processing Station, Knoxville, Tennessee.
14. March 1993 - March 1994, Information management flight commander/emergency actions officer, 739th Munitions Support Squadron, Akinci Airfield, Turkey.
15. March 1994 – June 1997, assistant chief, executive control division, Joint Secretariat, Headquarters United States Commander in Chief, Pacific, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.
16. June 1997 – October 1998, branch chief, configuration management, software services flight, then flight commander, software engineering flight, Computer Systems Squadron, Scott AFB, Illions.
17. October 1998 – June 2000, chief, year 2000 program management office, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Communications and Information Directorate, Scott AFB, Illions.
18. June 2000 – June 2003, chief, technology integration, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.
19. June 2003 - June 2004, chief, software development team, Allied Forces, Southern Europe (AFSOUTH), Computer Support Group, Naples, Italy.
20. July 2004 - June 2005, chief, quality of service, NATO Communications Information Systems Service Agency (NCSA), Headquarters Joint Force Command (JFC), Naples, Italy.
21. July 2005 - March 2007, client advocate, Information Assuranace Directorate, Ft George Meade, Maryland.
22. July 2007 - Present, Retired, Employed by the Department of Defense.

BADGES:
Basic Accounting and Finance Specialist Badge
Senior Information Managers Badge
Master Communication and Information Badge

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
739th Munitions Support Squadron - Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Apr - Jun and Oct - Dec 93
39th Wing - Company Grade Officer of the Quarter for Geographically Separated Units, Apr - Jun 93
739th Munitions Support Squadron - Company Grade Officer of the Year, 1993
39th Logistics Group - Company Grade Officer of the Year, 1993 39th Wing - Company Grade Officer of the Year for Geographically Separated Units, 1993
HQ AMC Field Grade Officer of the Quarter, Jan - Mar 1999
HQ AMC Field Grade Officer of the Year 1999

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant October 16, 1984
First Lieutenant October 16, 1986
Captain October 16, 1988
Major July 1, 1996

(current as of: July 2007)
David J. Tanthorey
David J. Tanthorey
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted '79-'84: Accounting & Finance Specialist
Officer '84-07: Executive Officer & Communications and Information Officer
James D. Dobbs (Dan)
James D. Dobbs (Dan)
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

I am proud to have serviced my country and I pray for all the men and women who service in all the branches of service. This country can be hold its head up high when it comes to the people who service in the military. Thank you my brothers and sister in arms.

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Our Hume Fogg Magnet High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Hume Fogg Magnet High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Nashville are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!