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also known as Ladda Tammy Duckworth

Federal agency administrator , Military officer

Tammy Duckworth, Thai, American federal agency administrator, military officer. Decorated Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal.


Duckworth, Tammy was born on March 12, 1968 in Bangkok, Thailand. Daughter of Franklin and Lamai (Sompornpairin) Duckworth.


Bachelor in Political Science, University Hawaii, 1989. Master of Arts in International Affairs, George Washington University.


Officer United States Army Reserve, 1992, Illinois National Guard, since 1996, advanced through grades to major, 2004. Logistics officer 106th Aviation Battalion, Peoria. Commander B/1-106th Aviation, Chicago Midway Airport.

Battle captain, assistant operations officer Iraq. Manager Club and District Administration Department, Asia-Pacific Region Rotary International, 2002—2004. Director Illinois Department Veterans Affairs, Springfield, 2006—2009.

Assistant secretary for public & intergovernmental affairs United States Department Veterans Affairs, Washington, since 2009. Coordinator Center for Nursing Research, Northern Illinois University, 1999—2001.


Married Bryan Bowlsbey, 1994.

Franklin Duckworth

Lamai (Sompornpairin) Duckworth

Bryan Bowlsbey