Thomas McInerney
retired United States Air Force general
Thomas McInerney
Thomas G. McInerney is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General. He is a command pilot with more than 4,100 flying hours, including 407 combat missions (243 in O-1s as a forward air controller and 164 in F-4C's, D's and E's) during the Vietnam War. In addition to his Vietnam Service, the McInerney served overseas in NATO; Pacific Air Forces and as commander of 11th Air Force in Alaska.
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Donald Trump Introduced By Birther At His Event Rejecting Birtherism
Huffington Post - 5 months
WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump finally conceded Friday that President Barack Obama was born in the United States ― right after being introduced by a man with a history of birtherism. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney was one of the military veterans introducing Trump at a press conference self-promotional event in Washington, D.C., where Trump tried to distance himself from his past support of the racist conspiracy theory that Obama isn’t American. But McInerney, who stood front and center, wrote an affidavit in August 2010 challenging Obama’s place of birth, citing “widespread and legitimate concerns” about his eligibility to be president. “I cannot overstate how imperative it is to train such personnel to have confidence in the unified chain of command,” McInerney wrote. “Today, because of the widespread and legitimate concerns that the President is constitutionally ineligible to hold office, I fear what would happen should such a crisis o ...
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Biomedical research budgets: The party’s over
The Economist - about 3 years
LIKE many other things, biomedical research is moving east. A paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine by a team led by Justin Chakma of Thomas, McNerney & Partners, an American venture-capital firm, shows a marked shift in spending from Europe and North America to Asia. In China, where the most recent five-year plan has made such research a priority, the amount disbursed increased, in real terms, by an average of 33% a year between 2007 and 2012. In Japan it was up by an average of 6% each year. In the United States it fell by 2% a year. As a consequence, America’s share of the total shrank from 51% in 2007 to 45% in 2012.Overall, Mr Chakma found, researchers on the three continents looked at (which, since “Asia” included Australia, are the locations of pretty much all the biomedical research that is done) chewed through $268.4 billion in 2012. Adjusted for inflation, that was only 2.4% higher than in 2007. By contrast, between 1999 and 2006 the figure grew by an ...
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Obama Is No JFK: Bolton, McInerney to Examine 'Iranian Missile Crisis' and What to Do About It
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the resumption of nuclear negotiations with Iran and the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, top national security practitioners and other experts convened on Tuesday at the National Press Club to analyze the potentially ominous differences between President Obama's approach to an emerging Iranian Missile Crisis and that taken by JFK with respect to its Cuban predecessor five decades ago. Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton and former Air Force Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.) led the discussion with moderator Frank Gaffney, who formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. Respondents were Maseh Zarif, Deputy Director for the American Enterprise Institute's Critical Threats Project, and Morton Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America.
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Yahoo Officially Confirms ATD Report on CEO Changes and Proxy Settlement
All Things D- Liz Gannes - almost 5 years
Here you go on what I reported earlier today on Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson stepping down, being replaced by current global media head Ross Levinsohn on an interim basis, the naming of board member Fred Amoroso as chairman and director changes related to the settling of its proxy fight with Third Point’s Daniel Loeb. The company is confirming the whole thing in an official press release. The news brings to a close Yahoo’s latest controversy, involving a fake computer science degree that somehow was on Thompson’s bio and also in official filings of the Silicon Valley Internet giant. As you can see, the statements have almost zero to say about Thompson. Sources said that the board reached a settlement with him — I am trying to find out more, natch — after more and more problematic issues cropped up in recent days. But for now, I am going to buy myself some Mother’s Day chocolates and find my kids: YAHOO! NAMES FRED AMOROSO CHAIRMAN AND APPOINTS ROSS LEVINSOHN INTERIM CEO BOARD ...
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Yahoo investor Third Point presses for immediate replacement of CEO Scott Thompson
Financial Post - almost 5 years
Yahoo! Inc. investor Third Point LLC escalated pressure for management change at the Web portal, urging directors to immediately replace chief executive officer Scott Thompson over his misrepresented academic credentials. Chief financial officer Tim Morse or Ross Levinsohn, head of global media, should become interim chief, Third Point CEO Daniel Loeb said in a letter to the company’s board today. Loeb also demanded his slate of directors be added to the board right away, and said one of his representatives, Michael Wolf, should chair the search committee for a permanent CEO. Loeb’s fresh entreaties come a day after Yahoo director Patti Hart said she would step down amid questions about her role in hiring Thompson, who the company inaccurately said had a computer science degree. Third Point called for Thompson’s removal last week, and Yahoo’s board yesterday said it was setting up a special committee to review the matter. “Third Point has over $1-billion invested in Yahoo, and we ...
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Yahoo! to Review CEO Scott Thompson’s academic credentials
MNI Live - almost 5 years
Sunnyvale: The Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc.has announced that it has formed a special committee to conduct a thorough review of CEO Scott Thompson's academic credentials, as well as the facts and circumstances related to the review and disclosure of those credentials in connection with Thompson's appointment as CEO. The special committee is chaired by Alfred Amoroso, an independent director who joined the Board in February of this year. The other members of the special committee are John Hayes and Thomas McInerney, independent directors who joined the Board in April of this year. The special committee has retained as its independent counsel Terry Bird of the law firm Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks and Licenberg in Los Angeles. His firm has been recognized as one of the most respected specialty litigation firms in the country, focusing on litigation and internal investigations. Mr. Bird is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a former federal ...
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Loeb Lobs Lawsuit, as Expected, at Yahoo's Borked Bio Mess
All Things D- Liz Gannes - almost 5 years
Botched CEO bio. Activist shareholder. Screwy board of directors. Mix it all together and what do you get? More legal filings, natch! This — as I reported this weekend would happen today — from Dan Loeb of Third Point, which is waging a proxy fight against Yahoo. The aggressive hedge-fund investor — who owns close to 6 percent of Yahoo — recently scored a direct hit by revealing that new CEO Scott Thompson had added a faux degree in computer science to his bio, which somehow made its way into regulatory filings of the Silicon Valley Internet giant. This, despite a supposed thorough vetting by Yahoo’s board of the former president of eBay’s PayPal payments unit. Not so much, as it turns out — which is why Loeb is asking for all the information about Thompson’s hiring process and more. Third Point said it was making a demand “under Section 220(b) of the Delaware General Corporation Law to inspect books and records relating to the hiring of CEO Scott Thompson, the appointmen ...
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Hannity's "Heroism Vs. Politics" Obama Special Filled With Right-Wing Bunk
Media Matters for America - almost 5 years
Sean Hannity devoted his Fox News show Friday to furthering misleading attacks on President Obama's record on  national security. Hannity opened his show by playing a misleading political ad from a right-wing political activist that deceptively edited statements President Obama made about the Osama bin Laden raid to make it look like Obama took all the credit for the success of the raid himself. Hannity then asked audience members whether they agreed that Obama "politicized the killing of bin Laden this week": The reality is that President Obama has repeatedly thanked and praised the American troops and other military and intelligence individuals who participated in the mission. Hannity later turned to birther and less than ethical Fox military analyst Gen. Thomas McInerney to criticize the Obama administration for attempting to negotiate with the Taliban. McInerney said "you can't negotiate with them." However, CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, former Defense Secretary R ...
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New Directors Added on Yahoo’s Board
Industry Leaders Magazine - almost 5 years
Yahoo Inc Yahoo, the internet company, appointed three members to its board of directors, preparing for a proxy fight with one of its largest shareholders. John Hayes, chief marketing officer of American Express, Peter Liguori, former chief operating officer of Discovery Communications Inc., and Thomas McInerney, the outgoing chief financial officer of InterActiveCorp are Yahoo’s nominees to the board. The statement came yesterday; nearly four days after Third Point LLC launched a promotion to win four seats on Yahoo’s board. Hedge fund Third Point, which owns a 5.8 percent stake in Yahoo, suggested names of four new directors for the board, which included fund manager Daniel Loeb, former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, former MTV Networks executive Michael Wolf and turnaround specialist Harry Wilson. The announcement set the stage for a vicious proxy battle, which could literally drag on for months. And something to note about is that Wilson had been the only one on Third Point ...
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Don't be fooled: MEK is a terrorist group - CNN International
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas McInerney. "So every time they kill Americans, they have an accident in Iran." "I know that may sound too militaristic," agreed former CIA official John Sano, "but you have to go with what your enemy understands." Clearly, delisting the MEK has
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IAC's CFO McInerney to step down - Telecompaper (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
IAC's executive VP and CFO Thomas McInerney, intends to leave the company at some point in the coming months. No specific date has been set for his departure and McInerney will remain CFO through an appropriate transition. He has been working with IAC
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IAC CFO Thomas McInerney Plans To Step Down Soon - RTT News
Google News - over 5 years
(IACI: News ) announced Thursday that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas McInerney plans to leave the company during the coming months. However, he has agreed to stay on during the transition period
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Softball: Little League squads victorious - Port Huron Times Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Harvey led off the inning with a single, and scored on a suicide squeeze by Thomas. McInerney, who singled after Harvey, scored on a wild pitch, and Thomas scored on a sacrifice fly by Jake Schmidt. Richmond got to the eighth after Wallace used a
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Baker to hold fundraiser with Edwin Meese III -
Google News - over 5 years
The event, which was sponsored by the conservative political group Stand Up America, took place in Fairfax Station, Virginia and featured retired Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney of the Air Force. Martin, a professor at George Mason University,
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Personnel Changes: BCG, Delta Dental, Liberty Life, Allianz Life, Securian ... - National Underwriter Life and Health Insurance News
Google News - over 5 years
By NU ONLINE NEWS SERVICE The Boston Consulting Group Inc. (BCG) has hired Thomas McInerney to be a senior advisor. McInerney previously was chief operating officer of the global insurance division at ING Groep NV, Amsterdam (NYSE:ING),
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Smart Balance Appoints Two Board Members - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas McInerney has more than 25 years of business experience in the beverage industry, across management, sales, marketing and finance. Since 1996, Mr. McInerney has been a Managing Partner of Lindsey & Company, an executive search firm
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FSM Contributors Visit Wounded Troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center - Family Security Matters
Google News - over 5 years
Thomas McInerney is a retired Lieutenant General from the , with experience of more than 4100 flying hours. He flew 407 combat missions in Vietnam and is now a contributor on Fox News. He is also a member of the Iran Policy Committee
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Filho de brasileira fica em coma após briga de gangues na Flórida - Comunidade News
Google News - over 5 years
O caso marca o terceiro incidente relacionado com gangues na área de Pampano Highlands e Cresthaven nos últimos seis meses, deixando adolescentes machucados, disse o detetive Thomas McInerney. Cerca de seis meses atrás, membros de uma gangue atingiram
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Thomas McInerney
  • 2016
    Age 78
    On September 6, 2016, along with 87 other retired US generals and admirals, he endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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  • 1994
    Age 56
    He retired from the Air Force on 1 July 1994.
    More Details Hide Details His major military awards and decorations include: McInerney has also been awarded the Third Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government for outstanding service in enhancing relations between the US government and Japan. McInerney was inducted into the USAF Order of the Sword in July 1980. This award recognizes both military and civilian individuals for conspicuous and significant contributions to the welfare and prestige of the noncommissioned officer corps and the military establishment.
  • 1989
    Age 51
    McInerney assumed command of Alaskan Command upon its activation in July 1989, and became commander of 11th Air Force when Alaskan Air Command was redesignated 11th Air Force in August 1990.
    More Details Hide Details McInerney's last active duty assignment was as Assistant vice chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was responsible for the organization and administration of the Air Staff. Additionally, he served as deputy chairman of the Air Force Council and is the Air Force accreditation official for the Air Attache Corps.
  • 1988
    Age 50
    He became commander of Alaskan Air Command, Alaskan NORAD Region, and Joint Task Force Alaska in May 1988.
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  • 1986
    Age 48
    In October 1986, McInerney was assigned as vice commander in chief, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany.
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  • 1983
    Age 45
    McInerney then served as deputy chief of staff for operations and intelligence, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, from June 1983 to July 1985, when he became commander of 3rd Air Force, Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, England.
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  • 1981
    Age 43
    In February 1981 he was assigned as commander of the 313th Air Division, Kadena Air Base, Japan.
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  • 1979
    Age 41
    In March 1979, McInerney became commander of the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Clark Air Base, Philippines, and was deeply involved in implementing the base agreement that placed Clark Air Base under Philippine sovereignty.
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  • 1978
    Age 40
    In this capacity, he assisted in developing the organization's long-term defense program, which was announced at the 1978 Washington Summit.
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  • 1976
    Age 38
    From November 1976 until October 1977 he was vice commander of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Station Upper Heyford, England.
    More Details Hide Details McInerney then became military assistant to Ambassador Robert W. Komer, the adviser to the secretary of defense on North Atlantic Treaty Organization affairs.
  • 1974
    Age 36
    In August 1974 he became the air attache to the U.S. Embassy in London.
    More Details Hide Details There he worked for three different ambassadors, assisting them in changing U.S. policy toward the multi-role combat aircraft, and increased standardization with European aerospace and North Atlantic Treaty Organization air forces.
  • 1973
    Age 35
    Upon graduation from National War College in July 1973, McInerney was assigned to the 58th Tactical Fighter Training Wing, Luke Air Force Base, as F-104 and F-5 director of operations.
    More Details Hide Details He was primarily responsible for German F-104 training and the F-5E Military Assistance Program.
  • 1970
    Age 32
    After completing the Armed Forces Staff College in February 1970, he was transferred to the Directorate of Operational Requirements, Air Force headquarters.
    More Details Hide Details During this assignment he participated in many high-level study groups on the Middle East, air-to-air missile requirements and the F-15 advanced air superiority fighter.
  • 1969
    Age 31
    McInerney volunteered for a fourth tour in Southeast Asia and served with the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, from February until August 1969.
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  • 1966
    Age 28
    In February 1966 he attended the F-4 Fighter Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, where he remained as an instructor with various F-4 assignments in the Weapons School and the Tactical Fighter Weapons Center, Test and Evaluation Division.
    More Details Hide Details Also, he participated in two Southeast Asia deployments as introduction team chief, bringing the F-4D and F-4E into combat.
  • 1964
    Age 26
    Upon his return to the United States in April 1964 he was assigned to the Tactical Air Warfare Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, as an F-4C aircraft commander.
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  • 1963
    Age 25
    In April 1963 he was one of the first forward air controllers assigned to South Vietnam with a Vietnamese army division.
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  • 1962
    Age 24
    There he took part in the Berlin and Cuban crises in 1962, flying escort missions in the West Berlin Air Corridor and escort reconnaissance missions over Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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  • 1961
    Age 23
    His first operational assignment was in October 1961 with the 476th Tactical Fighter Squadron, flying F-104s at George Air Force Base, California.
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  • 1960
    Age 22
    He then joined the Air Force, and completed initial pilot training at Bartow Air Base, Florida, and Laredo Air Force Base, Texas, in November 1960.
    More Details Hide Details McInerney was assigned to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, and later to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, for advanced gunnery training.
  • 1959
    Age 21
    After graduating from the academy in June 1959, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.
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    He earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy in 1959 and a master's degree in international relations from George Washington University in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details McInerney graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College in 1970 and from the National War College in 1973.
  • 1947
    Age 9
    He was the sixth Pacific Air Forces officer and the 63rd officer overall inducted into the order since the Air Force became a separate branch of the armed services in 1947. From March 1996 to December 1999, McInerney was Chief Executive Officer and President of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), an association through which senior business executives can help enhance the nation's security. As the CEO of BENS, McInerney assisted in passage of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) which prohibits the development, production, and stockpiling of chemical weapons. From 1994, McInerney was Director of the Defense Performance Review (DPR), reporting to the Secretary of Defense and Vice President Al Gore who conceived this initiative for the Federal Government.
    More Details Hide Details In that capacity, McInerney led the Pentagon's "reinventing government" effort, focused on making government more efficient by using the latest and best business practices.
  • 1937
    Born on March 15, 1937.
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