Browning, Ralph (Tom)

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Name

Browning, Ralph (Tom)

Class

2008

Biography

Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1941. Graduated US Air Force Academy in 1964. Shot down over Vietnam in 1966; was held as a POW until 1973. Retired as Commander of the 58th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, in 1992 with rank of Brigadier General. Became CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Inc. Serves on the board of Science Foundation Arizona; Embry Aeronautical University; ASU Technopolis, Veteran’s Medical Leadership Council. Past Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona; past Director of Valley of the Sun United Way. Member of the Governor’s Military Affairs Commission, and Council on Workforce Policy. Decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan, and received the Medal Of Honor Society’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 2005. Member of the Air Force Association, Order of Daedalions, Valley Leadership, and Arizona Town Hall.