John S. Tuohy, BG USAF, WAANG

  • Wall of Honor Location:

    Foil: 63 Panel: 1 Column: 1 Line: 1

  • Wall of Honor Level:

    Air and Space Friend

  • Honored by:

    Jeffrey David Coats

Rating: Navigator
Flight Hours: More than 1,200
Aircraft flown: B-52, T-37, T-43
General Tuohy was commissioned in the United States Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Distinguished Graduate in 1978. He has been assigned to numerous operational, command and staff positions, including
B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer, Air Liaison Officer, Squadron Commander, Human Resources Officer-Washington, Joint Forces Headquarters-Washington, Chief of Staff, Wing Commander, and United States Property and Fiscal Officer-Washington.
Brigadier General Tuohy completed his career with an assignment as the Assistant Adjutant General for Air over the Washington Air National Guard.
Under his leadership the organization of 2100 members conducted missions in a multitude of areas including aerial refueling, engineering, combat communications, intelligence, targeting, Western Air Defense Sector and cybersecurity. Additionally the state prepared for and responded to disasters including the Oso mudslide, fires and Cascadia Rising exercise in anticipation of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, the largest of its kind ever conducted.
Highlighted Awards and Decorations:
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with one Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device and "M" Device)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Star)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Washington National Guard Distinguished Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Washington National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon (with 2 Bronze Stars)
Washington Air National Guard Recruiting and Retention Ribbon (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)


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