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  2. Tommy Franks - Wikipedia

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    Tommy Ray Franks (born 17 June 1945) is a retired general in the United States Army. His last army post was as the Commander of the United States Central Command, overseeing United States military operations in a 25-country region, including the Middle East.

  3. Tommy Franks | United States general | Britannica

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    Tommy Franks, in full Tommy Ray Franks, (born June 17, 1945, Wynnewood, Okla., U.S.), American general who, as commander in chief of Central Command (Centcom; 2000–03), led U.S. forces in the overthrow of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan (2001) and of Ṣaddām Ḥussein in Iraq (2003). (See Iraq War.) Franks grew up in Midland, Texas.

  4. BIOGRAPHY + MILITARY CAREER - General Tommy Franks Leadership ...

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    General Tommy R. Franks, US Army Retired. Tommy Franks was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and grew up in Midland, Texas, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School one year ahead of First Lady Laura Bush. After two years at the University of Texas, he joined the United States Army, and in 1967, as a distinguished graduate of the Artillery Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and sent to Vietnam.

  5. Tommy Franks > U.S. Central Command > Bio Article View

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    Gen. Tommy Franks was born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and grew up in Midland, Texas, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School one year ahead of First Lady Laura Bush. After two years at the University of Texas, he joined the United States Army, and in 1967, as a distinguished graduate of the Artillery Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and sent to Vietnam.

  6. Iraq War 10 Years Later: Where Are They Now? Gen. Tommy ...

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    Franks, who was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Texas, attending the same high school as first lady Laura Bush. He was the U.S. general leading the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

  7. Tommy Franks was born in Wynnewood (pronounced “Winnywood”), Oklahoma, and grew up in Midland, Texas, where he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School one year ahead of First Lady Laura Bush. After two years at the University of Texas, he joined the United States Army, and in 1967, as a distinguished graduate of the Artillery Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and sent to Viet Nam.

  8. Tommy Franks Oral History | Miller Center

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    Franks discusses his relationship with President George W. Bush and how his leadership differed from President Bill Clinton’s; the Clinton administration; terrorism before 9/11; his relationship with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; the civilian-military relationship; September 11 (9/11) terrorist attacks; War in Afghanistan; relationship with Doug Feith; Tora Bora; Osama bin Laden; Pakistan; Iraq War; his relationship with Karl Rove; and President Bush’s leadership style.

  9. Tommy Franks Fast Facts | CNN

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    Birth date: June 17, 1945. Birth place: Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Birth name: Tommy Ray Franks. Father: Ray Franks, mechanic. Mother: Lorene “Pete” (Parker) Franks. Marriage: Cathryn (Carley ...

  10.  General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum 507 S. Main Street PO Box 222 Hobart, Oklahoma 73651 (580) 726-5900  museum@tommyfranksmuseum.org   

  11. Retired General Tommy FranksFranks & Associates, LLC | Franks & Associates, LLC Leadership. Patriotism. Service. LEARN MORE Leadership. Patriotism. Service. LEARN MORE Welcome to our website. We are blessed to live in America – “One Nation, Under God” … “land of the free and home of the brave.” Our purpose is to celebrate freedom.