Terry Thompson has a broad area of expertise and interest stemming from a diverse background and a wide range of experience. He is an adjunct professor of economics with the John Brown University Soderquist College of Business.
Terry served 24 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force retiring with the rank of colonel. In the Air Force, he served as a C-130 aircraft pilot instructor, war planner at the Pentagon, Congressional testimony assistant to the Commander-in-chief of European Forces, and commander of an Airlift Wing.
Returning to civilian life, he became the executive pastor of a large church in Hot Springs, Arkansas, for nine years followed by a two year stint as general manager of a nationally syndicated cable television show, Adventure Bound Outdoors.
Terry combined his passions for faith and flying by authoring a Christian book popular with pilots titled, The Aviator’s Devotional.
As founder and president of the Connie Thompson Foundation, Terry managed the charity’s outreach and support for cancer patients. This effort was initiated after the devastating loss of his former wife, Connie, to cancer in 2001. During this time, he wrote the book, The New Strategy for the War on Cancer, which was about the emerging new options for cancer treatment.
Receiving his BSBA degree from the University of Arkansas, Terry continued his education earning an MBA degree from Oklahoma City University. He also completed The Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden College of Business and graduated from the National War College at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
He is presently an elder in his church and a Congressional delegate for the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC).
Terry is married to Linda Thompson. They have a blended family of three sons and a daughter who have graced them with eight precious grandchildren.
Terry’s blog posts are a collection of intriguing, diverse, and sometimes controversial topics that impact Americans. The topics provide insight into the ever-changing landscape of our nation’s culture. They highlight current news reports, the economy, religion, history, the military, health, and nutrition. They are meant to be informative, intriguing, inspiring, thought-provoking, and cautionary. They will not necessarily be politically correct or complimentary, but they will be civil and respectful. Hopefully, they will generate dialogue and counterpoint.
The purpose of this blog is not to change your mind or your position on anything. It is to provide thought for further formulation of your opinions and to present insight for better understanding of the issues we face daily.
America is a miracle of God. Its people are tremendously blessed to be the most affluent, most benevolent, most powerful, and freest people in the history of mankind. Yet it is threatened by many enemies, external and internal, and an abundance of misguided and misunderstood ideologies. This nation must be protected and preserved for our future generations at all cost. We Americans are at a crossroads of discernment. We must be seekers of truth and wisdom. We must understand what makes our nation great and be devoted to maintaining that greatness. This blog’s purpose is in pursuit of that understanding and devotion. With apologies to Superman, this blog is dedicated to truth, justice, and the American way.