Tom Kaminski became interested in military aviation at a young age and eventually entered the 'business' in the general and corporate aviation segments before moving on to the military world. His work as an A-10 Field Service Engineer with Fairchild Republic sparked an interest in aviation photography that introduced him to numerous renowned aviation photographers and authors. Tom later spent many years with Grumman Aerospace working on the F-14 aircraft and flight trainer programs as a Specifications Engineer and a Technical Writer. Today, he manages the Technical Publications Department for Resideo Technologies Security Group. Tom was on the staff of Combat Aircraft Journal from its inception in 1997 until mid-2020, and his work has appeared in numerous aviation magazines and professional journals.