Alexander T. Mahon


Preferred Name: Alex
Nickname/Call Sign: Diablo
Date Of Birth: September 17, 1944
Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O6
Hometown: Tucson, AZ

Biography

After 35 years of service, Alex Mahon retired as Colonel. His civilian career included the following:
1/1971-5/1972 Special Agent/Criminal Investigator, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (DoJ);
5/1972-12/1973 Special Agent, IRS Criminal Investigations Division (DoT; Detroit, MI)
12/1972-8/1978 Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration (DoJ; Detroit, MI)
1982-1986 Law student/private law practice
1986-2000 AGR/active duty
2000-2001 Director, DoD-funded National Counterdrug Center, Richland, WA
2001-2004 Private law practice/contract IG
2004-2013 Arizona Assistant Attorney General, Phoenix, AZ (RICO prosecutions)
2010-2013 Deputy Director, Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering Alliance, Phoenix, AZ
2014-Present Deputy County Attorney, Pinal County, AZ (RICO prosecutions)
Kicking doors in Detroit in the 70s was almost as much fun as flying fighters!
Still great to be pounding on bad guys, but staying awake in court is becoming a challenge.

Units Assigned

  • 6/1962-4/1966 USAF enlisted (Mandarin linguist)
  • 4/1966-6/1968 AFRES enlisted
  • 10/1972-5/1974 180th Tactical Fighter Group, Toledo, OH
  • 5/1974-5/1975 UPT Williams AFB, AZ (2Lt; turned 30 y.o. in T-37s; Gary Silence was my T-38 Flight Commander) (T-37, T-38)
  • 5/1975-2/1976 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson, AZ (F-100)
  • 2/1976-4/1979 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI (F-100)
  • 4/1979-7/1979 Luke AFB, AZ (F-4)
  • 7/1979-7/1980 171th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (ADC Alert pilot)
  • 7/1980-9/1980 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson, AZ (A-7 )
  • 9/1980-5/1982 127th Tactical Fighter Wing, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 5/1982-1/1995 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson, AZ (one of Shep’s less auspicious hires) (A-7)
  • 1/1995-10/1999 195th Tactical Fighter Squadron (A-7, F-16)
  • 10/1999-5/2000 HQ ANG, Phoenix, Commander, Joint Counter Narcotics Task Force, HQ MI ANG (Dir. of Ops) and Counterdrug Ops Special Projects, NGB
  • 5/2000 Retired USAF with 33 years service (25 years USAF active duty/ANG AGR)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

T-37
T-38
F-100
F-4
A-7
F-16

Military Education

  • SOS
  • ACSC
  • ICAF

Civilian Education

1970 BA Economics, Wayne State University
1978-1982 Juris Doctorate, University of Detroit
1992 MA Financial Management

Biography

Biography

After 35 years of service, Alex Mahon retired as Colonel. His civilian career included the following:
1/1971-5/1972 Special Agent/Criminal Investigator, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (DoJ);
5/1972-12/1973 Special Agent, IRS Criminal Investigations Division (DoT; Detroit, MI)
12/1972-8/1978 Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration (DoJ; Detroit, MI)
1982-1986 Law student/private law practice
1986-2000 AGR/active duty
2000-2001 Director, DoD-funded National Counterdrug Center, Richland, WA
2001-2004 Private law practice/contract IG
2004-2013 Arizona Assistant Attorney General, Phoenix, AZ (RICO prosecutions)
2010-2013 Deputy Director, Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering Alliance, Phoenix, AZ
2014-Present Deputy County Attorney, Pinal County, AZ (RICO prosecutions)
Kicking doors in Detroit in the 70s was almost as much fun as flying fighters!
Still great to be pounding on bad guys, but staying awake in court is becoming a challenge.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 6/1962-4/1966 USAF enlisted (Mandarin linguist)
  • 4/1966-6/1968 AFRES enlisted
  • 10/1972-5/1974 180th Tactical Fighter Group, Toledo, OH
  • 5/1974-5/1975 UPT Williams AFB, AZ (2Lt; turned 30 y.o. in T-37s; Gary Silence was my T-38 Flight Commander) (T-37, T-38)
  • 5/1975-2/1976 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson, AZ (F-100)
  • 2/1976-4/1979 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Selfridge ANGB, MI (F-100)
  • 4/1979-7/1979 Luke AFB, AZ (F-4)
  • 7/1979-7/1980 171th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (ADC Alert pilot)
  • 7/1980-9/1980 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson, AZ (A-7 )
  • 9/1980-5/1982 127th Tactical Fighter Wing, Selfridge ANGB, MI
  • 5/1982-1/1995 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Tucson, AZ (one of Shep’s less auspicious hires) (A-7)
  • 1/1995-10/1999 195th Tactical Fighter Squadron (A-7, F-16)
  • 10/1999-5/2000 HQ ANG, Phoenix, Commander, Joint Counter Narcotics Task Force, HQ MI ANG (Dir. of Ops) and Counterdrug Ops Special Projects, NGB
  • 5/2000 Retired USAF with 33 years service (25 years USAF active duty/ANG AGR)

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

T-37
T-38
F-100
F-4
A-7
F-16

Military Education

  • SOS
  • ACSC
  • ICAF

Civilian Education

1970 BA Economics, Wayne State University
1978-1982 Juris Doctorate, University of Detroit
1992 MA Financial Management

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