Feb 18, 2020
Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy, Deputy Chief of Staff


Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development, Headquarters Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Virginia. He is responsible for developing operational and strategic capability requirements on behalf of 29 NATO nations. 

General Sharpy graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and completed undergraduate pilot training in 1988. His career has involved numerous supervisory and leadership positions at wing, major command and air staff levels. He also served in a number of joint assignments, including Senior Military Aide to the Vice President of the United States; Director of Plans, Programs and Analyses for Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Vice Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; and Director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois. Prior to his current assignment, General Sharpy served as Deputy Commander, AMC, at Scott AFB, where he was responsible for the Air Force's air mobility strategic transportation mission and fleet of more than 1,160 aircraft.

1987 Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1988 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Master of Business Administration, Louisiana Technical University, Ruston
1998 Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2004 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2007 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2010 Senior Executive Fellows Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2012 Capstone General and Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Senior Joint Intelligence Operations Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2015 Defense Acquisition Executive Officer Workshop, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2016 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.