Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 18th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Saturday, November 6th at 7:30am at APSU’s Morgan University Center. The breakfast is an excellent opportunity to honor and show support of our veterans.
This year’s guest speaker is Colonel John Thompson, Commander, 160th SOAR (A).
Tickets are $12.00 and reservations can be made through Monday, November 1st by contacting Yvonne Pickering at 931-245-4340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Col. John W. Thompson
Col. John W. Thompson is a native of Augusta, GA, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army upon graduation from North Georgia College in 1987.
Upon completion of the Aviation Officer Basic and OH-58 Aircraft Qualifications courses at Fort Rucker, AL in 1988, he was assigned to 4th Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Feucht, Germany. His assignments included Aeroweapons Platoon Leader, Aeroscout Platoon Leader and Squadron Assistant Operations Officer.
Thompson has since served in a variety of aviation and special operations positions to include Troop Commander and Division Aviation Plans Officer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; Platoon Leader, Special Mission Unit Liaison Officer and Company Commander, 1st Bn., 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY; Executive Officer, 82nd Aviation Brigade and Operations Officer, 2nd Bn. 82nd Aviation Bde., Fort Bragg, NC; Joint Planner, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; and Squadron Commander, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Co. He most recently graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
He is a combat veteran of operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and has multiple deployments in support of Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Thompson’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with numeral two, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Army Aviator Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.