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TECHNICAL SERGEANT THOMAS A. HULSART

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TECHNICAL SERGEANT THOMAS A. HULSART III

Technical Sergeant Thomas Hulsart is the United States Air Force’s F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Maintenance Team Chief, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.  As the F-35A Demonstration Maintenance Team Chief, he is responsible for representing Air Education and Training Command, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force, Department of Defense, and the United States of America at 14 air shows annually. He leads seven F-35A Demonstration Team enlisted members and oversees all maintenance actions performed on the Lockheed Martin-produced F-35. By doing so, he ensures demonstration pilots are equipped with a safe and effective jet to execute their mission of showcasing the Air Force’s premier fifth-generation aircraft for millions of spectators each year. 

TSgt Hulsart was born in Pasadena, Texas. He attended Groveton High School in Groveton, Texas graduating May 2005. He enlisted into the United States Air Force one years later in May 2006. His career has included assignments as a B-1B Dedicated Crew Chief, E-8C Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief, Resource Advisor, F-35A Assistant Support Section Chief, F-35A Dedicated Crew Chief, F-35A Production CANN Manager, and F-35A Flightline Expediter.  TSgt Hulsart has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Inherent Resolve, and Freedom’s Sentinel.

EDUCATION
2010 - AETC Airman Leadership School, Dyess AFB, TX
2014 - Associate Applied Science Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, CCAF, Maxwell-Gunther AFB, AL
2016 - AETC Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Sheppard AFB, TX
2018 - Associates of Science, Homeland Security, Waldorf University, IA
2018 - Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice, Waldorf University, IA

ASSIGNMENTS
2006-2011, 7th AMXS – B-1B Dedicated Crew Chief, Dyess AFB, TX
2011-2012, 461st AMXS – E-8C Assistant Dedicated Crew Chief, Robins AFB, GA
2012-2015, 461st AMXS – Resource Advisor, Robins AFB, GA
2015-2016, 56th AMXS – F-35A Assistant Support Section Chief, Luke AFB, AZ
2016-2017, 56th AMXS - F-35A Dedicated Crew Chief, Luke AFB, AZ
2017-2018, 56th AMXS - F-35A Production CANN Manager, Luke AFB, AZ 
2018, 56th AMXS – F-35A Flightline Expediter
2018-Present, 56th AMXS - F-35 Demonstration MaintenanceTeam Chief, Luke AFB, AZ

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with one device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman Basic:  30 MAY 2006
Airman 1st Class:  14 JUL 2006
Senior Airman:  14 NOV 2008
Staff Sergeant:  1 AUG 2010
Technical Sergeant:  1 FEB 2016
Master Sergeant:  1 XXX 2019

(Current as of January 14, 2019)

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