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W. Thomas West
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Major General West
Born May 14, 1943(1943-05-14) (age 76)
Place of birth Headland, Alabama
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1966-1997
Rank Major General
Commands held The 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Gulf War
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal

Walter Thomas West (born May 14, 1943)[1] was a Major General in the U.S. Air Force. His last post was to serve as the Commander of the 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas.

Prior to that position he served Deputy Director for operations for the U.S. Pacific Command, and as Commander of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.[2]


  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Florida State University in 1965.
  • Masters degree in Psychology from Troy State University in 1976.


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