Mr. Bruton currently serves as Judge Advocate General at Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Washington, DC. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1947.
Bruton’s sisters were also highly sought-after artists in the art world and frequently received commissions to paint murals at public spaces like San Francisco’s first bar to open after Prohibition had ended.
Early Life and Education
John spent twelve seasons in the Major Leagues as both a regular and reserve. Throughout this time, his batting average stood at.273, as did his fielding skills and baserunning prowess.
Thomas Dawson died at his Williamsburg, Virginia, residence on November 29, 1760 from overindulgence in alcohol consumption and irregular attendance at church services, as cited by letters sent by his college board of visitors that same year.
General Bruton served as Judge Advocate at Wheelus Air Base in Libya from August 1956 to October 1957 and at Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany from November 1959 until July 1960. He attended University of Colorado – Boulder before going on to attend Air Command and Staff College (Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama).
Tom is an accomplished saxophonist who has played in function bands, theatre shows and classical concerts; in addition to this he has performed with originals bands and holds an Associate’s degree from Trinity College.
At present, he works as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General and previously clerked for Judge Ellen Huvelle on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia as well as spending time in Justice Samuel Alito’s chambers at the Supreme Court.
At the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, he serves as both senior hazardous substances engineer and senior scientist at the Green Science Policy Institute, leading collaborative efforts on reducing harmful chemicals found in consumer products while conducting research focusing on chemical oxidation for cleaning up sites contaminated with PFAS contamination.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Bruton is an accomplished figure. He is the author of several books and presented his research at conferences; furthermore he was involved with creating succession planning programs for federal court clerks.
He has earned numerous honors and awards throughout his career, such as being bestowed the Legion of Merit for his contributions and service to his country.
He teaches legal writing and ethics courses for the Department of Defense. Additionally, he is an active member of the Catholic Church and holds several leadership roles within it. Furthermore, his passion lies with sports – participating in numerous rodeos over time. With wife Claudie at his side they cherish having children and grandchildren whom they adore as they also love hiking and camping together.
Bruton joined Indian Hills Community College of the NJCAA and served as its starting point guard during both his freshman and sophomore seasons, becoming both single season and career steals leader during this time.
He began 1955 by working to reduce his strikeout rate. To do this, he adjusted his batting stance by widening it and crouched at the plate in order to see the ball better and reduce his strike zone, finishing up the season with a.273 average and many walks.
He co-captained the Sydney Kings alongside Glen Saville, appearing in 15 matches such as FIBA 4-Nations tournament in Japan and Boris Stankovic Cup tournaments held in Perth and Sydney. Additionally, he represented Australia national basketball team. Later he served as coach to Quebradillas de Puerto Rico and Brisbane Spartans of SEABL league respectively.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Claudie; children Tommy Bruton and Kim Wilkins; grandchildren Leah Doty-Kenney and Kenney, Tina Brown-Brown (Brian), Lacy Bruton; great-grandchildren Ekeila Tyree and Brayden Bruton as well as many loving nieces and nephews. He will also be deeply missed by his siblings and many loving nieces and nephews.
After briefly working at small independent brokerage firms following his time with LPL, he joined Keith Gregg to launch Chalice Wealth Partners (CWP), now an outsourcer for RIAs and IBDs. He remains president of both its brokerage and RIA subunits; however he no longer directly oversees them.
He enjoys reading, crime dramas and sports on TV as well as golf and bridge – two activities which bring great enjoyment together with travel experiences to Hawaii and Europe being particularly appreciated.