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The Tailhook Educational Foundation

2018 Scholarships

Sara Sklenka

Sara Sklenka

RADM THOMAS F. BROWN III SCHOLARSHIP

Sponsored by

The Bay Area Tailhook Ready Room

Awarded To

Sara Sklenka

Atlanta, Georgia

Duke University

Scholarship Description

This award honors RADM Thomas F. Brown III, USN(Ret), whose 31-year career included 5,000 flight hours, 1,017 carrier landings and 343 Vietnam missions. Among units commanded were USS Midway (CV-41) and Carrier Groups One and Five. His degrees from Mt. St. Mary’s, U.C. Berkeley and the National War College and his ongoing second career as a middle school teacher and administrator underscore his lifelong commitment to education. Tom served as Chairman of the Tailhook Association Board of Directors 1996–2000 and was instrumental in re-establishing strong links with the Navy.