updated Tue. December 27, 2022
March 13, 2018
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is accepting applications and nominations for its summer leadership program planned for July 8-13. The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, in conjunction with Oklahoma Christian University, offers this opportunity to 70 of the top-ÃâÃÂ ...
March 9, 2018
Tommy Franks — killed some of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar's bodyguards. Swanson went on to fly many more Predator combat missions and fire other missiles, but he says what made the Predator important happened before the Air Force armed it. “Predator represents innovation in mission,”ÃâÃÂ ...
War on the Rocks
March 9, 2018
Tommy Franks, commander of U.S. Central Command, retained tactical control of the Predator and directed its crew to strike one of the vehicles without informing the air component. Air Component Commander Lt. Gen. Chuck Wald and Maj. Gen. Dave Deptula, who directed his air operations center, lookedÃâÃÂ ...
February 25, 2018
General Tommy Franks of central command was planning operations against Bin Laden's hideout at Tora Bora in November 2001 when Donald Rumsfeld, Bush's defence secretary, ordered him to prepare an invasion of Iraq. Bush paid billions for the Afghan war but would not devote 10% of its cost toÃâÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
What started as a tightly contested defensive battle in the first half quickly got out of hand in the second, resulting in the Rangers losing to Palo Alto College 112-89 Feb. 14 in Candler Physical Education Center. Kinesiology freshman Jeremiah DeLuna, the Palo Alto Palominos guard, led all scorers with 37ÃâÃÂ ...
The New Times
February 17, 2018
Two years later, some members of the board of trustees at William Penn University and their families, plus Noah and his family, travelled to Rwanda to meet with the families of the Presidential scholars. “Mr and Mrs Joe Crookham, Gen. (retired) Tommy Franks and his wife and Col (retired) Michael Hays allÃâÃÂ ...
February 10, 2018
From Iraq war General Tommy Franks' declaration that “we don't do body counts” to numerous efforts to impeach Bush and top administration officials—primarily over launching the war in Iraq—he has never been held to account in any official domestic or international tribunal. 50. He may have stolen theÃâÃÂ ...
September 12, 2017
Hobart—Crockett Elementary in Midland, Texas, was officially unveiled as “General Tommy Franks Elementary” during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 24. The dedication ceremony was attended by national, state and local representatives and featured a UH1 Huey Iroquois flyover and special exhibitÃâÃÂ ...
August 24, 2017
General Tommy Franks went to school to Midland High School before graduating from Robert E. Lee High School, a year before Laura Bush. Franks commented on the recent pushes across the country and here in Midland to rename buildings named after confederate leaders. "I would not suppose as anÃâÃÂ ...
July 31, 2017
The new signage is seen Monday at the new General Tommy Franks Elementary. The school, named after the Lee High School graduate and retired U.S. Army four-star general, is the former Crockett Elementary campus. Beginning with the 2017-18 year, Franks Elementary, 401 E. Parker Ave., will be theÃâÃÂ ...
May 11, 2017
Tommy Franks was not without its snags. Two board members -- Robert Marquez and James Fuller -- opposed the renaming of the east Midland elementary campus because they thought there was an opportunity to honor a longtime Midland ISD employee -- Crockett custodian Odilon Bretado, who hasÃâÃÂ ...
July 8, 2013
December 2007 - Opens the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in downtown Hobart, Oklahoma. 2005-2009 - Serves on the Bank of America Board of Directors. March 26, 2008-February 14, 2014 - Serves on the CEC Entertainment, Inc. (Chuck E. Cheese) Board of Directors.