Tom McLaughlin

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Thomas J McLaughlin (Tom)
Assistant Chief Instructor and Associate Director of Flight Operations
Office: 
(269) 964-9291
Mobile: 
(269) 207-6879
Fax: 
(269) 964-4676
Mailing address: 
College of Aviation
Western Michigan University
237 Helmer Road N
Battle Creek MI 49037-7917 USA
Education: 
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • B.S., Western Michigan Unversity
Bio: 

Tom McLaughlin graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Sciences. Tom continued his education whilst employed with WMU and earned a Master of Arts degree in Career and Technical Education in 1998. He started his aviation career in the US Navy as a Crew Chief/Rescue Swimmer aboard Sikorsky H-3s. The primary flight mission included performing mountain and sea rescues. Tom has served WMU in a variety of capacities including Flight Instructor, Program Coordinator, International Flight Instructor, and his present position of Program Manager.