LT. GEN. JON TYSON THOMAS, U.S. AIR FORCE (RET.)
Former Deputy Commander, Pacific Air Forces | CEO, Positrenergy Consulting Group, LLC
Jon “Ty” Thomas is the CEO of the Positrenergy Consulting Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and business consulting firm oriented on the defense, national security, and technology sectors. He retired in October 2021 as a Lieutenant General after serving over 32 years in the United States Air Force (USAF), most recently as Deputy Commander, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), and the Deputy Theater Joint Force Air Component Commander to the Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM).
In these roles, he was the deputy to the air component commander and area air defense commander within the largest and most critical geographic theater.
Prior to his assignment at PACAF, Lt. Gen. (Ret) Thomas was the deputy commander of the USAF Air Mobility Command responsible for global aerial refueling, airlift, and aeromedical evacuation missions of the USAF. In addition to his Pacific and air mobility assignments, he has extensive experience in Europe from multiple tours at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, including duty as the Director of Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa; commander of the 86th Airlift Wing and 86th Operations Group; and deputy commander of the 603d Air and Space Operations Center. Ty also has extensive experience at Headquarters Air Force and the Joint Staff, to include developing the ~$700B Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) Program Objective Memorandum (POM) over multiple annual cycles.
Lt. Gen. (Ret) Thomas is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and the Air War College. He is a combat-proven pilot, with over 4,100 flight hours in the C-17, KC-10, C-130, T-38, and eight other aircraft.