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Thomas Gummo

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Email: thomas.gummo@vvc.edu

Thomas Gummo, Instructor

B.S., Cal Poly Pomona; M.S., California State University, San Bernardino


Biography

Born in PA, a long long time ago.  Father was in the military so moved around a lot.  I have degrees in Chemistry and Computer Science so I teach Math.  :-)  I served in the Air Force for twenty years flying mostly flying the F-4G Wild Weasel.  I have been married to the same woman for over 40+ years and have two great daughters, one is a Doctor and the other is an Engineer.

I love MATH so please ask for help if needed.

For the most of a twenty year career, I was able to fly JETS. After pilot training, I got to fly    F-4Cs in Europe. Then, I flew OV-10s in Texas (it is a Jet too, the jets just turn props). I went back to the F-4 as a Wild Weasel and flew the F-4G. I then had a ground job as the Chief of Safety for Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. After Turkey, I flew F-4Gs at Spangdalhem Air Base, Germany with the 480th TFS. I finished up my career as a Wild Weasel Instructor Pilot with the 561st Tactical Fighter Squadron. This squadron will always be one of my favorites as I was a member when it deployed during the Gulf War. I was very proud of the young Pilots and Electronic Warfare Officers (EWO) whom I helped train. They did “good” as no aircraft were lost while they were on station.

Military History:

June 10, 1971:  Commissioned from Air Force ROTC at USC and was a Distinguished Graduate.

February 1, 1972 to December 17, 1972:  Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) at Moody AFB, Georgia – Class 73-05.  Earned the Second Lt. Award and Outstanding Graduate of UPT.  Land Survival at Fairchild AFB, Washington and Water Survival at Homestead AFB, Florida.

January 1973 to October 1973:  F-4 Phantom Replacement Training Unit (RTU) at George AFB, Victorville CA – 4435th TFTS.  Won Base Wide Turkey Shoot (Bombing Competition).  Promoted to First Lt. on June 9, 1973.  Graduated on October 15, 1973.

November 1973 to November 1976:  614th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) from November 1973 to November 1976 at Torrejon AB, Spain flying - F-4Cs.  Deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey for 4 weeks out of every 12.  Deployed to Aviano AB, Italy for 1 week out of every 12.  Earned the Wing Top Gun Award.  Squadron duties – Life Support Officer.  Promoted to Captain on December 9, 1975. 

 January 1977 to June 1980:  23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS) – at Bergstrom AFB, Texas - OV-10s.  OV-10 Training from February to May 1976 at Patrick AFB, Florida.  Duties both Squadron and Wing Life Support Officer. 

July 1980 to May 1984:  563rd TFS at George AFB, CA - F-4Gs.  F-4 Requalification (F-4 Short Course at Homestead AFB, FL and Wild Weasel Training with 562nd TFTS.  Duties - Small Computer Officer and Life Support.  Earned several Squadron Top Gun Awards. Promoted to Major on November 1, 1983. 

June 1984 and September 1986:  39th Tactical Group at Incirlik AB, Turkey as Wing Safety Officer (My only NON-FLYING assignment).

October 1986 to July 1989:  480th TFS at Spangdahlem AB, Germany - F-4Es and F-4Gs.  F-4 Short Course at Homestead AFB, again.  Duties -  Squadron Scheduler - Rated Outstanding during a major inspection.  Earned several Squadron and Wing Top Gun Awards.

August 1989 to February 1992:  561st TFS at George AFB, CA - F-4Gs.  Graduated from the Instructor Pilot Course at 562nd TFTS.  Deployed to Operation Desert Storm from August 1990 to March 1991.  During deployment, aborted to Lajes AB, Azores - Wingman had oil problem.  Aborted to Riyadh Mil. AB, Saudi Arabia - same problem.  Finally arrived in Sheikh Isa AB, Bahrain (the secret BASE).  Flew Combat Missions over Iraq and Kuwait.  Duties - Instructing F-4G Pilots and EWOs.  Earned several Wing and Squadron Top Gun Awards.

February 1, 1992:  Retired from Active duty.

Flying Summary:

Aircraft Type

Hours

T-41

9.2

T-37

83.1

T-38

104.3

OV-10

490.6

F-4C

480.3

F-4D

63.9

F-4E

213.5

F-4G

1410.8

Total

2855.7

Additional Information

Looks like I have been moved to Math-12 from Math-10.  I have included my Lecture Notes and Syllabus which you can download and use.  These files can be found under Course Files inside Connect Math.

Course Documents for Spring 2015

 

SECTION                             TIME (PM)            ROOM        DAYS   UNITS

51069 (Math-12)               12:45 – 2:10        21 – 157     M/W     3

51071 (Math-12)                2:20 – 3:45        21 – 157      M/W     3

51077 (Math-12)                3:55 – 5:20         21 – 157      M/W     3

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