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Lee Griffin
 
As the Cactus Air Force’s Chief Pilot and Director of Flight Operations, Mr. Lee Griffin, call sign “Thumper”, brings a wealth of operational experience and technical knowhow to the complex and challenging world of aviation.  Mr. Griffin started his flying career as an instructor, crop duster, and corporate pilot flying a DC-3 for a politician.  He joined the U.S. Navy and after graduating at the top of his class was selected to fly fighters.  Joining Fighter Squadron 114 onboard USS Kitty Hawk on Yankee station in Southeast Asia, Lee Logged multiple combat missions over North Vietnam.  During his 21 years of service with the Navy, Lee flew five different Navy tactical jet aircraft while assigned to seven different Fighter Squadrons and a Missile Test Squadron.  He served as an instructor in both the F-4 Phantom and the A-4 Skyhawk aircraft.  He was awarded multiple decorations for valor including the Navy Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, multiple Air Medals, Sea Service Ribbon, Expert Pistol, Expert Rifle, and many other citations.  During, his Navy career Mr. Griffin amassed over 800 carrier arrested landings, and numerous awards and Letters of Commendation and Appreciation for missile testing and evaluation while stationed at the Pacific Missile Test Center, Pt  Magu Ca.
 
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Chief Pilot and Director of Operations Mr Lee Griffin call sign " Thumper "
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