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Thomas Bussiere
Born 1963 (age 57–58)
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1985–present
Rank Lieutenant General
Awards Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)

Thomas A. Bussiere (born 1963) is a lieutenant general in the United States Air Force, who serves as the deputy commanding general of United States Strategic Command. He was commissioned in 1985 through ROTC at Norwich University.[1] Bussiere previously served as Commander, Alaskan Command, United States Northern Command.[2][3]

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

COMMAND PILOT WINGS.png US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Alcom-1 logo.png Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region Badge
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 crimson ribbon with a pair of width-2 white stripes on the edgesBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon.svg Distinguished Flying Cross
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges. Bronze Star Medal
Width-44 crimson ribbon with two width-8 white stripes at distance 4 from the edges.Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Force Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Silver oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
Silver oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Combat Readiness Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with one service star
Bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with one service star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations 'N' Device.pngBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with "N" Device and three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Silver oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

References[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
David Kriete
Deputy Commander of the United States Strategic Command
2020–present
Incumbent

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