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2022 Parade Grand Marshal

Dear Veterans and GVDA Supporters –

We are excited to announce the 2022 Georgia Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal will be Major General Thomas Grabowski, Assistant Adjutant General - Georgia Air National Guard.

Maj. Gen. Grabowski will lead the 2022 Georgia Veterans Day Parade and will be a featured speaker at both the Observance Ceremony and Freedom Ball on 12 November 2022. With our theme of "Wheels Up - Honoring Military Aviation", we know that he will be an outstanding representative for all military aviation professionals in the state of Georgia.


Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Grabowski is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Georgia National Guard. His duties and responsibilities include direct supervision of the Georgia State Air Guard staff, and command of more than 2,900 Georgia Air National Guard members serving in two flying wings, seven geographically separated units and the Air Dominance Center. General Grabowski also serves in a dual-hatted assignment as the Special Assistant to the Director Air National Guard and Military Deputy to the Directorate of Total Force Integration, Office of the Air Force Director of Staff, U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. On behalf of the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the Total Force Integration Office works to identify the appropriate force mix of Active and Reserve components across missions and platforms to reduce legal, organizational, policy and cultural barriers to a more fully integrated Air Force. General Grabowski joined the Georgia Air National Guard in 1985 as an enlisted Telecommunications Specialist. He later commissioned as a communications officer through the Academy of Military Science in 1994. Prior to his current assignment, General Grabowski was the commander of the 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He was responsible for the worldwide employment of the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). His aviation career includes more than 2,700 flying hours; including more than 1,700 combat hours in the E-8C JSTARS supporting Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.

Please join us on 12 November 2022 as we honor our Military Veterans and Active-Duty military members. The Georgia Veterans Day Parade, Veterans Festival, and Observance Ceremony will take place at The Battery Atlanta. That evening, we will present our annual black-tie Freedom Ball at the Oceans Ballroom of the Georgia Aquarium.


Kevin L. Miller


Georgia Veterans Day Association, Inc.

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