So, I could have started by mentioning the fact that his name is Alphonso Thomas, but I was compelled to be a bit more “possessive” in my approach 🙂
It made you look, didn’t it?
I had the great honor of being invited by my cousin to witness his official induction ceremony into the Department of Air Force Senior Executive Service!
You don’t know what the Senior Executive Service is?
No worries, I didn’t know what it was either…
However, that is no longer the case.
Apparently, it is a RARE and GREAT honor.
I have to say that during the ceremony, I was amazed to learn of Alphonso’s many accomplishments during his service as an officer in the Air Force, and later, as a civil servant.
Suffice it to say, he has racked up quite a few outstanding achievements. Most of which, I can barely understand, but I will say that it involves missiles, bombers and some other such wizardry that my mind can’t quite comprehend.
It’s alright though…most cousins don’t really talk shop….
I THANK GOD
Trust me when I tell you that Alphonso has to knock it down about 20 levels whenever he talks to me.
By the way, my cousin is also well known for his skills on the saxophone!
Actually, music is his first love!
He even released an album a few years back.
No doubt there is a Youtuber out there who has posted it without his permission… and if I can find it, I’m also going to publish it without permission!
Anywhats…It is important to note that Alphonso also studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA!
Excuse that musical digression, but it’s hard to stay focused on one thing when it comes to this Masters degree having Electrical Engineering Saxophone player.
So…if you landed here and you are obsessed with saxophone playing electrical engineers who are also members of the Senior Executive Service,
To that end, please check out this little video that I put together about Alphonso’s background in the military and highlights from his appointment into the Senior Executive Service.
FYI: While working on this video, I learned that if you are not familiar with a given subject matter, you will most assuredly sound ridiculous should you choose to narrate about it.
Please accept my apologies in advance!
If that statement doesn’t make any sense to you now, it will become crystal clear after you listen to me vocally labor over Alphonso’s vast bio!
But it’s all love!
Please enjoy the video, it’s a little more than 7 mins long.
Told you I was going to lift the video below! LOL!!! It was disabled by the video owner! LOL! The owner? Yeah..right! LOL!!!!
You’ll probably have to google it 🙂