Thomas E. Hanson graduated from Navy boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill., as a Seaman Airman on May 12, 2013.
Hanson, the son of Rick and Kathy Hanson, grandson of CMSgt. Bob and Carol Hanson Ret. USAF, was born and raised in Prescott Valley, Ariz. He graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School with honors, graduated Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. with a bachelors in music performance and received his bachelors in business from Grand Canyon University.
He taught band for four years at John Muir High School in Pasadena, Calif., and two years at all three middle schools in Humboldt Unified School District.
Hanson is married with two girls. He'll attend school in Pensacola, Fla.