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The McGraw-Hill Companies

1221 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10020

United States

Company Description

About The McGraw-Hill Companies: McGraw-Hill, which announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies - McGraw-Hill Markets (working name), primarily focused on global capital and commodities markets and McGraw-Hill Educ ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Pilot Training

Air Force Academy

Commander

STS-70

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member
Veterans Airlift Command

Medical Advisory Board Member
Psoria-Shield Inc.

Board Member
Ascent Aviation Services Corp.

Education

Air Force Academy

Air Force's Test Pilot School

U. S. Air Force's Test Pilot School

USAF Test Pilot School

USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB

Woodmore High School

B.S.

civil engineering

U.S. Air Force Academy

BS

Civil Engineering

U. S. Air Force Academy

Bachelor of Science degree

civil engineering

the United States Air Force Academy

Graduate of the Advanced Executive Program

Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management

MPA

Golden Gate University

bachelor of science

civil engineering

USAF Academy

bachelor of science degree

Civil Engineering

Woodmore High School

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VAC - Veterans Airlift Command

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As a NASA astronaut from 1985 to 1997, Tom Henricks flew four space shuttle missions, serving as commander and pilot; he also held senior management positions in the Astronaut Office and the Space Shuttle Program.

Henricks is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, with tours of duty in England and Iceland; he served as commander, test pilot and fighter pilot while flying the F-16 and F-4 aircraft. He is a graduate of the Air Force's Test Pilot School and Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). To this date, Henricks has 749 parachute jumps and a Master Parachutist rating, in addition to having flown 30 different types of aircraft and logged more than 6,000 hours of flying time. He holds an FAA commercial pilot rating, and is pilot and part-owner of a 1940 Stearman biplane.
Henricks currently holds a leadership role with McGraw-Hill's AVIATION WEEK; prior to that he worked with Textron at Bell Helicopter, as well as Boeing and The Timken Company. He has a BS in civil engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MPA from Golden Gate University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and completed Textron's Executive Leadership Program.


That's why it's a little surprising ...

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That's why it's a little surprising to learn that Retired United States Air Force Colonel/former NASA astronaut Tom Henricks says he didn't think that big at first. Tom was born on July 5th nearly a decade before President John F. Kennedy's speech in Texas declaring the goal of landing a man on the Moon.

Tom grew up on a farm in Ohio. Even though astronauts John Glenn and Neil Armstrong (the first man to set foot on the moon in 1969) were fellow Ohioans, he was happy to be the first in his family to get a college education. Tom says he always wanted to fly but he didn't allow himself to dream of being an astronaut. Why? Because he didn't think he could ever join their ranks.
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Tom was pretty thrilled just to earn his bachelor of science in civil engineering from the USAF Academy in 1974. But then he went on to complete his pilot training at Craig Air Force Base in Selma, Alabama and then his F-4 conversion training at Homestead AFB in Miami, Florida. Now Tom had earned the title of fighter pilot. Most people know that it's no small feat to earn your wings. Tom flew the F-4 Phantom (a Vietnam era jet) in fighter squadrons in England and Iceland. Then, in 1980, the Air Force reassigned him to Top Gun School at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV.
It was right around this time that Tom first set his sights on becoming an astronaut. He says that becoming a fighter pilot is what gave him the confidence to go for it. Even so, Tom applied to NASA four times over a span of eight years before finally being accepted. So the second message Tom has for young people is, be persistent. If at first you don't succeed… try again and keep trying. Tom's initial "failures" paid off because he didn't stop at the first disappointment. Eventually his efforts taught him what it would take to make the cut.
Only after Tom had attended the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB in California and worked as an F-16C test pilot and Chief of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing that NASA finally selected him as a candidate. It was 1985. Tom says becoming a test pilot made the difference. A fighter pilot is trained for war, whereas a test pilot tests the craft, the systems, and the weapons and tactics. The test pilot is the middle-man between the operational pilot and the engineers.
A mere handful of the Top Guns from the Air Force and Navy are selected out of hundreds who apply. Then, they get to go through another 1-2 years of rigorous training before being awarded the title of astronaut. As fate would have it, the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle accident happened just six months after Tom arrived in Houston to train as an astronaut. The Challenger brought about a lot of changes. For one thing, the Space Shuttle was grounded for the next three years. That slowed the flight rate and is why Tom didn't pilot a space shuttle mission until 1991.
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In-between these mind-altering adventures in space, Tom went on a blind date at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, LA.
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Rebecca says Tom asked her to dance and they've been dancing ever since.
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Rebecca and Tom married in 1993, between his second and third NASA mission.
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All told, Tom piloted two and commanded two NASA Space Shuttle missions before leaving government service in 1997 to pursue a career in business. But he also achieved quite a record working with NASA engineers on the ground. Looking back on his stellar USAF and NASA careers, Tom doesn't single out any one thing as the high point. "I loved it all."
"One of the things you come away with is how thin and fragile our atmosphere is. Tom believes everyone should be looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and use alternative energy. So it's not surprising that he's now involved with SKYOT, a business that distributes Green Stuff a non-toxic absorbent that soaks up hazardous liquids like petroleum and acids. Green Stuff is primarily used around drilling operations but fire departments also use it to clean up hazardous industrial spills."
Tom worked in sales, marketing and government business development at the Timken Company and Textron Inc. (Bell Helicopters) before becoming president of Aviation Week, a McGraw- Hill company. His accomplishments at all three companies are nothing short of outstanding. With Tom, even the sky isn't the limit. In 2000, Tom established his own firm; aptly called "Henricks Enterprises, Inc. and helps executives and corporations achieve peak performance to drive their careers and companies into the proverbial stratosphere.
About three years ago, Tom and Rebecca bought property outside of Blanco and have been building their dream home on it.
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Tom says they've been living in cities for seven years and are looking forward to getting back to the country and connecting with the community. Besides, "then at night we can see the stars."
Once a pilot always a pilot. While searching for the right place to settle down, Tom flew them around in his antique Stearman bi-plane, the kind with an open cockpit. That way they could really get the lay of the land. It's hard to say if Tom was always this way but he likes to pull back as far as possible to get the big picture. The day they closed on the property was the first time they actually drove out of the development. Wouldn't you know, they have a shared runway.
Tom has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (among others), flown 30 different types of aircraft and logged more than 6,000 hours. He holds an FAA commercial pilot rating, has completed 749 parachute jumps and achieved a Master Parachutist rating. Tom currently consults with Corporate Aviation and Analysis, Inc. (CAAP) the premier provider of consulting, strategic planning and transactional services in business aviation.


Executive Team | AVIATION WEEK

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Tom Henricks, President

Tom joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2006. Previously, Tom was a Vice President at Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and the V-22 Deputy Director, an exchange assignment with Boeing Inc. Additionally, Tom held executive positions with Textron Information Services and The Timken Company. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.
As a NASA astronaut, Tom flew four Space Shuttle missions as commander and pilot. Tom is a retired U. S. Air Force colonel and served as a commander, F-16 test pilot, and F-4 fighter pilot. He is a graduate of the U. S. Air Force's Test Pilot School and Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). Tom is an owner/operator of a 1940 Stearman bi-plane.
He graduated from the U. S. Air Force Academy and has a MPA from Golden Gate University.


Tom Henricks, ...

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Tom Henricks, President

Tom joined The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2006. Previously, Tom was a Vice President at Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and the V-22 Deputy Director, an exchange assignment with Boeing Inc. Additionally, Tom held executive positions with Textron Information Services and The Timken Company. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.
As a NASA astronaut, Tom flew four Space Shuttle missions as commander and pilot. Tom is a retired U. S. Air Force colonel and served as a commander, F-16 test pilot, and F-4 fighter pilot. He is a graduate of the U. S. Air Force's Test Pilot School and Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). Tom is an owner/operator of a 1940 Stearman bi-plane.
He graduated from the U. S. Air Force Academy and has a MPA from Golden Gate University.


As a NASA astronaut from 1985 ...

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As a NASA astronaut from 1985 to 1997, Tom Henricks flew four space shuttle missions, serving as commander and pilot; he also held senior management positions in the Astronaut Office and the Space Shuttle Program.

Henricks is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, with tours of duty in England and Iceland; he served as commander, test pilot and fighter pilot while flying the F-16 and F-4 aircraft. He is a graduate of the Air Force's Test Pilot School and Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). To this date, Henricks has 749 parachute jumps and a Master Parachutist rating, in addition to having flown 30 different types of aircraft and logged more than 6,000 hours of flying time. He holds an FAA commercial pilot rating, and is pilot and part-owner of a 1940 Stearman biplane.
Henricks currently holds a leadership role with McGraw-Hill's AVIATION WEEK; prior to that he worked with Textron at Bell Helicopter, as well as Boeing and The Timken Company. He has a BS in civil engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MPA from Golden Gate University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and completed Textron's Executive Leadership Program.

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