Timothy I. Ahern

Timothy I. Ahern
Born (1924-11-07)November 7, 1924
New Haven, Connecticut
Died April 16, 2003(2003-04-16) (aged 78)
Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Rank Major General

Timothy I. Ahern (November 7, 1924 – April 16, 2003) was a Major General in the United States Air Force.

Biography

Ahern was born on November 7, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut.[1] At the age of 15 he entered New Haven State Teachers College.[2] Later he attended Harvard Business School. He married Kathryn L. Teague, widow of USAF Lieutenant Edward F. Teague. They had one child together and also raised Kathryn's son from her first marriage together. Ahern died on April 16, 2003 and is buried with Kathryn at Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

Ahern originally enlisted in the Thomas D. White. He remained with General White after he was promoted to Chief of Staff, serving as his aide-de-camp until 1960. Later he was given command of the 325th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron based at Truax Air Force Base in Madison, Wisconsin. The squadron would be deployed to fly fighter-interceptor escort during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1968 Ahern was given command of the 57th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron before being assigned to Air Defense Command. He served as Commander of the 57th Fighter Group based in Snohomish County, Washington in 1968 until he was reassigned to The Pentagon. During this time he assisted in modernizing U.S. air defenses. Later in his career he was named Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Research and Development of the Air Force. His retirement was effective as of December 1, 1978.

Awards he received include the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Outstanding Unit Award.

References

  1. ^
  2. ^
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.