Tuberville Honors Earle Thompson as March “Veteran of the Month”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today released a video honoring U.S. Air Force Captain Earle Thompson of Lake Martin as the March “Veteran of the Month.”

Excerpts from Senator Tuberville’s remarks can be found below, and his full remarks can be found here.

“Every single day, our veterans use the skills and discipline they learned in uniform to build up our country. Countless veterans pass on these lessons to others. Colonel Earle Thompson, from Lake Martin, is one such example. Colonel Thompson began his military service by signing up for the U.S. Army after graduating from Carroll High School in Ozark.”

“Since retirement, Earle has been doing his part to help students make the most of Alabama’s resources for successful careers. For the last 13 years, he’s been using his military experience to lead aviation training at Auburn University. He serves as the Deputy Director for Defense Research Programs, where he teaches air traffic control and aerodynamics. His work helps address the shortage of both commercial and military pilots in the U.S. Additionally, Earle serves as the Chair of the Auburn University Regional Airport Safety Committee. He is also actively involved in Opelika First Baptist Church, where he sings in the choir. Earlespent 36 years protecting our nation—and now he is raising up the next generation of pilots who will help Alabama soar to new heights.”

Senator Tuberville recognizes a different Alabama veteran each month for their service and contribution to their community. Constituents can nominate an Alabama veteran and submit their information to Senator Tuberville’s office for consideration by emailing

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.