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August 12, 2014 at 10:18 am

Retired Colonel, Math Alum Talks to Group that Helped Keep Fort Gordon

U.S. Army Retired Col. Thom E. Tuckey ’72, an Ohio University alum and former Garrison Commander at Fort Gordon, gives the keynote speech for the CSRA Home Connections Networking Breakfast and Success Seminar on Aug. 13.

Thom Tuckey '72

Thom Tuckey ’72

Tuckey earned a B.S. in Mathematics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

He currently serves as the Executive Director for the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) Alliance for Fort Gordon, an organization which serves as a liaison between the CSRA community and Fort Gordon.

The CSRA Alliance was created in 2003 as a non-profit organization with the primary mission to create awareness in the community of the threat of base closure and the potential economic impact should Ft. Gordon be downsized or closed. In 2005 Fort Gordon was officially spared any negative impact from that round of base realignment and closure.

“Although the threat of Fort Gordon closing has passed for now, there is still much that can be done to enhance our reputation as a supportive military community,” says the CSRA Initiative website. “Creating a positive environment for service members and their families not only contributes to Fort Gordons attractiveness for new missions, but encourages these highly skilled military members to remain once they separate from the service.”

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