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Tom Lynch

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Lieutenant Colonel Tom Lynch is Director of Mission Advancement at the Thomas More Law Center. He retired from the United States Army Reserves in August 2010 and now serves on the Board of Directors of Leadership Oakland, the West Point Society of Michigan, Legatus International of Detroit, and Covenant House Academies in Detroit. 

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