TAMPA, FLORIDA – April 18, 2018 – General Carlton D. Everhart and MacDill have announced that Troop Rewards Founder and Chairman, Tom Burkett has been appointed an Air Mobility Command (AMC) Civic Leader and will represent MacDill AFB at the Major Command level.
Alongside General Everhart and fellow civic leader selections, Burkett will represent MacDill in several leadership conferences as a community leader in the position until 2020.
“The Air Mobility Command civic leader program provides an opportunity to explore and exchange ideas, inform communities, and learn about how our operations have an impact worldwide. It is vitally important we have a vibrant civic outreach program. We look forward to Mr. Burkett’s participation and continued support of the men and women of MacDill and Air Mobility Command,” said Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, Air Mobility Command Commander.
As civic leaders serve a three-year term, they will visit numerous AMC installations to gain a full understanding of the unique service AMC provides to the warfighter. Past visits have included visits to some of the most active bases in the Air Force, often including co-located military branches. These visits give AMC civic leaders a chance to not only see the Air Force perspective of global operations, but also learn how the Total Force integrates to accomplish the nation’s military mission.
“The Air Mobility Command civic leader program brings together a diverse group of highly-successful civic leaders committed to supporting our Armed Forces. Those selected represent excellence in their communities and demonstrate a willingness to selflessly commit their time, talents and ideas to their Air Force, our Airmen as well as military families,” added Col. Chris Karns, Director, AMC Public Affairs.
“Mr. Burkett’s selection to Air Mobility Command’s civic leader program is an outstanding choice” said Col. April Vogel, MacDill’s commander. “I know he will represent MacDill well in this prestigious forum.”
“This is a tremendous honor to be selected for this prestigious program,” said Burkett, who is currently MacDill’s Honorary Command Chief and past Honorary Commander for MacDill’s 6th Security Forces Squadron. “The AMC Civic Leader program is a great opportunity to build relationships with some of AMC’s leadership, Base Commanders, and young Airmen that make the AMC mission possible, it’s also a privilege to be an honorary representative of MacDill.”
Burkett becomes the newest MacDill representative in a list that includes past AMC inductees, George Howell, partner with Holland & Knight and CEO of Panther International, Chase Stockton. He will be serving along with fellow selectee Yvette Segura, Vice President & General Manager of USAA in Tampa.
About the Air Mobility Command
The Air Mobility Command’s mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces. The command also plays a crucial role in providing humanitarian support at home and around the world. The men and women of AMC provide airlift and aerial refueling for all of America’s armed forces. www.amc.af.mil