Announcing to the world that HM3 Thomas (TJ) Mackin, corpsman, United States Navy, has graduated Southern Illinois University with a BAS degree in Health Care Management, magna cum laude on Dec 19, 2009. Mackin maintained a 3.899 grade point average while rapidly advancing in his naval career, to include a tour in Iraq as medic to an advanced Marine Corps unit. TJ is now pursuing a masters degree with neurosurgery or combat reconstructive surgery as his ultimate goal. Behind every great man is a great woman, and TJ has definitely been assisted by his wonderful wife Amanda, and all the needed handprints and crumbs from his adorable two children, Braeden and Serenity. We love you TJ and we all are so very proud of you! TJ was born and raised in Kingman, graduated KHS, and his family and in-laws live in Kingman.