Thomas McKenzie

Class Year:
Class of 2013


Tom is a 2013 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics. While enrolled at Ohio University, Tom served as President of OUCAMS, as well as Cadet Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 650. Two years after earning his degree and his commission from Ohio University, Tom attended graduate school at Florida State University and earned his Master of Science in Meteorology in 2017. Tom is currently a Captain in the United States Air Force and is serving as a Flight Commander at the 21st Operational Weather Squadron at Kapaun Air Station, Germany. As Flight Commander, he leads a team of 47 Airmen and Sailors through 24/7 forecast production, which supports all military operations throughout both Europe and Africa. Upon finishing his assignment in May of 2020, Tom and his wife will move to Misawa Air Base, Japan, where he will assume responsibility as the Weather Flight Commander in charge of all base weather operations.

During his free time, Tom spends every opportunity to travel throughout Europe. Additionally, he spends many of his weekends throughout the winter months skiing in the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Tom is an avid sports fan and will regularly support the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers, Penguins, and the Florida State Seminoles. He is also an avid soccer fan and will regularly attend 1. FC Kaiserslautern games as a season ticket holder.