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Colonel Patrick E. Tierney

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Pat Tierney is the Director of Aviation for Freeport McMoRan, responsible for oversight of corporate flight operations and safety in Indonesia, Africa, North and South America. He is the Co-Chair of Flight Safety Foundation’s Technical Advisory Committee in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining Freeport, he served as US Army Officer for 27 years in a variety of command and staff positions in conventional and Special Operations forces from Platoon to Brigade Command. He is a veteran of multiple combat and operational tours including Panama, Haiti, Colombia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Most recently serving as the Headquarters Department of the Army, Director of Aviation. He holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science, Airline Transport Pilot rating and is rated in over 25 military and civilian fixed and rotary wing aircraft. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, Terry School of Business and Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College. He is based in Phoenix, Arizona.