General Tommy R. Franks
His service in Vietnam earned him six awards for Valor and three Purple Hearts. That assignment was the start of a long and distinguished career that would take him from one world hot spot to another – from West Germany at the height of the Cold War to the Demilitarized Zone in Korea, to the deserts of Arabia—where he gained the knowledge and experience that would prepare him for the leadership role that would mark his place in the annals of American history.
Along the way, General Franks attended the University of Texas, Arlington, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and Shippensburg University where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Army War College.