SDMAC is happy to have Vice Admiral Thomas J. Kilcline Jr. USN, Commander Naval Air Forces as its guest speaker at the April 21 Breakfast meeting.
Kilcline is a 1973 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He was designated a naval aviator in 1975.
Kilcline’s first shore duty flag assignment was director, Naval Aviation Plans and Requirements (N780) on the OPNAV Staff. Following his strike group command, he assumed duties as director, Air Warfare Division (N88) followed by his assignment as director, Warfare Requirements and Integration/Senior National Representative (N8F). He assumed the duties of commander, Naval Air Forces on June 22, 2007.
The mission of Naval Air Forces is to man, train, equip and maintain a Naval air force that is immediately employable, forward deployed and engaged. We support the Fleet and Unified Commanders by delivering the right force with the right readiness at the right time at reduced cost -- today and in the future.