Thomas S. Cushing

Brigadier General Tom Cushing died February 5, 2020 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Tom served 33 years in the US military — two years of active duty (including a year and a half in Korea with the First Cavalry division) and 31 years in the reserves. In 1960, he moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he managed a pharmacy for 20 years, while always continuing his reserve activities. In 1980, he moved to Washington and worked in the Pentagon, where he served in the defense guidance office and later in the Defense Security Agency as program director of international military education and training. He also served in the 97th Army Reserve Command at Fort Meade, Maryland, and graduated from the US Army War College. In 1991, he moved to Shepherdstown and worked for the Veterans Health Administration till his retirement in 2002.