Captain Ben "Whiskey" Thomas
Training Wing 6 Pilot
Callsign: USVAF_408
Pilot Status: Leave of Absence
Current Location: KNDZ
Date Assigned: 25 DEC 11
January Flight Hours: None
YTD Flight Hours: None
JTD Flight Hours: 817:12
Duty Position Date: 26 MAY 17



Good Conduct Ribbon
First Award 08 Feburary 2012
Awarded to those with exceptional conduct on the TS3 AND FLIGHT Servers.

Mediterranean & Middle East War Zone Ribbon
Third Award 08 June 2015
Awarded to Rear Admiral Ben Thomas for gallant participation during Operation "Twilight Thunder".

Second Award 10 October 2014
TactEval2014

First Award 16 October 2012
Served during the Iranian Campaign June 2012

Joint Services Ribbon
Third Award 08 June 2015
Awarded to Rear Admiral Ben Thomas for gallant participation during Operation "Twilight Thunder".

Second Award 10 October 2014
TactEval2014 Offensive flight operations

First Award 08 Feburary 2012
Awarded to those participating in campaigns requiring multiple MAJCOMM\'s durring 1 flight.

Armed Services Ribbon
First Award 08 Feburary 2012
Awarded to all who achieve 2Lt Rank

War on Terrorism Ribbon
Second Award 08 June 2015
Awarded to Rear Admiral Ben Thomas for gallant participation during Operation "Twilight Thunder".

First Award 08 Feburary 2012
Awarded to those who serve at least 5 flights on foreign soil, battling Terrorism.

Navy Distinguished Medal
First Award 08 Feburary 2012
Awarded to those who show Exceptional Leadership, in posting flights and creating great moral among those he flies with.

Field Grade Rank
First Award 10 June 2012
Awarded to all who achieve the rank of Major or Lt Commander

Carrier Qualification Ribbon
First Award 09 April 2012
This pilot has earned The Carrier Qualification Ribbon by passing all of the CQ requirements. This is a newly created ribbon and is awarded retroactively from the date they completed testing

Significant Airlift
First Award 10 June 2012
Awarded to those who participate in a major airlift mission

OCU Ribbon - Fixed Wing
Fourth Award 09 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 4.

Third Award 09 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 3.

Second Award 09 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 2.

First Award 09 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Operational Conversion Unit - Level 1.

JSUPT Ribbon - Fixed Wing
Fourth Award 04 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 1.

Third Award 04 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 2.

Second Award 05 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 4.

First Award 05 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training - Level 3.

IFT Training Ribbon - Fixed Wing
Fourth Award 03 January 2013
Awarded to CMDR Ben Thomas for completion of Introductory Flight Training, Level 4

Third Award 03 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Introductory Flight Training Level 3.

Second Award 02 January 2013
Commander Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Introductory Flight Training - Level 2.

First Award 02 July 2012
Awarded to any pilot who has passed Introductory Flight Training Level 1.

OCU Ribbon - Rotary Wing
Fourth Award 23 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 4

Third Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 3

Second Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 2

First Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 1

JSUPT Ribbon - Rotary Wing
Fourth Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training. Level 4

Third Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training. Level 3

Second Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training. Level 2

First Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training. Level 1

IFT Training Ribbon - Rotary Wing
Fourth Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 4

Third Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 3

Second Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 2

First Award 22 January 2013
Awarded to pilots who have completed Operational Conversion Unit training. Level 1

Aerial Refueling Qualification
Fourth Award 28 May 2013
Rear Admiral (lower half) Thomas has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Night Time Aerial Refueling - Level 2.

Third Award 28 May 2013
Rear Admiral (lower half) Thomas has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Night Time Aerial Refueling - Level 1.

Second Award 28 May 2013
Rear Admiral (lower half) Thomas has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Day Time Aerial Refueling - Level 2.

First Award 28 May 2013
Rear Admiral (lower half) Thomas has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Day Time Aerial Refueling - Level 1.

USVAF Team Building Ribbon
Fourth Award 09 April 2012
Lieutenant Thomas has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 2.

Third Award 09 April 2012
Lieutenant Thomas has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 1.

Second Award 09 April 2012
Lieutenant Thomas has succesfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 2.

First Award 09 April 2012
Lieutenant Thomas has successfully completed the course requirements to become qualified in Carrier Qualifications - Level 1.

USVAF Tacteval
First Award 31 October 2014
TactEval2014 Active Participant

american_campaign_medal
First Award 21 January 2013
Awarded to the members of USVAF NAC who participated, in posting flights and flying missions during operation Topgun

Prior Service Ribbon USCG Aux.
First Award 07 July 2013
This is to reconginze this pilots service to his country in r/l as a member of the New Zealand Coast Guard.

USVAF_overseas_training
First Award 11 January 2015
Awarded to all officers who participated in the joint training operation with Carrier Air Wing 8 (virtual) in January 2015

Korean Service Medal
First Award 07 July 2013
This is to recognize pilots who have completed at least 5 missions in the Korea Area of Operation during the month of May or June 2013.

Humanitarian Relief & Support
Second Award 19 January 2013
For Admiral Thomas's Help in Planning and participating in the Hurricane Sandy Relief Operations

First Award 22 December 2012
Awarded for dedication to relief and support of Humanitarian aid, where and when needed, on behalf of the USA, and its Military.

Adversary Squadron
First Award 09 December 2016
This is awarded to Pilots who are active members of the Aggressor Wing.