Second Lieutenant



Tactical Air Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’

2nd Lieutenant Thomas Tüchsen joined the German Air Force in 2009 after his training as an aircraft mechanic. Until 2014 he served as First-Line Mechanic at the weapon system Eurofighter. As part of a 3.5-year dual study Programme, he acquired the profession of a state-certified technician. In 2015 he worked as a flight data analyst for one year before he was given the opportunity to become an officer. From 2016 to 2020 he studied at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich. He is currently working as a flight technical officer in the First Line Maintenance of TaktLwG 31 ‘Boelcke’.

Information provided is current as of September 2020

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