A Col for a C/Colonel – Andrea Thompson in the News
Former NC Cadet Bill Tart of NC-111 has been selected for Colonel in the US Air Force. Colonel (selectee) Tart is presently a student at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He recently completed a year as commander of the 379th Expeditionary Support Squadron (EOSS). Although he anticipates he might well be back with the JSTARS wing he detached from over a year ago.
Among his responsibilities in the desert was the operation of the airfield at Al Udeid with all the related support facilities. He was an AFROTC grad at NC State.
Colonel (S) Tart gained his commission through the NC State University ROTC program and is married to the former Andrea Thompson, a Spaatz (#671) recipient while a member of of NC-119. She was educated at the Air Force Academy, was Aircraft Commander with the 2nd ACCS flying the Airborne Command Post; and is presently a First Officer on a Boeing 737-800 with Delta Airlines. The couple has three girls, twins Allison and Ashley, 13, and Ellen (“Hunny”), 10.
Lt. Col. Jim Carr
(excerpted from Carolina Wingspan, September 2007)