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Tommy Franks

Tommy FranksAKA Tommy Ray Franks

Born: 17-Jun-1945
Birthplace: Wynnewood, OK

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military
Party Affiliation: Independent [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Former C-in-C, US Central Command

Former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. Tommy Franks led the attack on Afghanistan and subsequently the Iraq War. Retired 7 July 2003.

In retirement, he was paid $100K to endorse Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, a charity that raised funds for wounded veterans, but has been under scrutiny for spending more than 75% of funds raised on "overhead".


[1] "As P.X. Kelley said: 'I'm not a Republican. I'm not a Democrat.'" addressing the Republican National Convention (2004)

Wife: Cathy

    High School: Robert E. Lee High School, Midland, TX (1963)
    University: University of Texas at Austin (dropped out)
    University: BA Business Administration, University of Texas at Arlington (1971)
    University: MPA, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA (1985)

    Commander-in-Chief, CENTCOM (6-Jul-2000 to 7-Jul-2003)
    Member of the Board of Bank of America (2006-)
    Member of the Board of Outback Steakhouse (2005-)
    Bush-Cheney '04
    National Center for Policy Analysis Board of Directors
    Spirit of America Board of Advisors
    Delta Upsilon Fraternity
    Legion of Merit 4 times
    Bronze Star with "V" for valor, 3 times
    Air Medal with "V" for valor
    Army Commendation Medal with "V" for valor
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 14-Dec-2004

Author of books:
American Soldier (2004, memoir)


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