Lt Col. Thomas Block, is a retired 25-year U.S. Air Force Senior NCO, and former C-141 Combat Aircrewman. He was qualified in 6 different Air Force Aircraft and was a Command-level Aircraft Loadmaster Flight Examiner, with close to 6,000 hours and 42 Combat missions. His aircrew operations experience includes: Vietnam War (Lineback I and Linebacker II), Cold War missions, Gulf War I (Desert Shield and Desert Storm).
He is a founder and Life member of the Norton-March Alumni Association; a Life Member of: Air Force Association, Professional Loadmaster Assocation, Veterans of Foreign Wars. HIs formal education includes an AA from Colorado State University in Business Administration, AA from Community College of the Air Force in Aircrew Operations, BS from the University Colorado in Business, and completed graduate work at National University towards an MBA. He is a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and serves at the State-level in Wisconsin as a District Deputy. He is the Author of "The America We Know", a 620 page book on America's Exeptionism, and the author & publisher of 'The American Truth Index'.
Serving in the AFX as an Adult Advisor since December 2000, Lt Col Block is the Vice-Commander of the Air Force Explorers, and holds a dual role as the U.S. Military Explorers Chief of Staff.