Tom is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer and graduate of the United States Army Special Forces Qualifications Course.  While serving our nation Tom held leadership positions such as Operational Detachment Commander, Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, and Instructor. He deployed three times in support of Joint Chiefs of Staff missions on the continent of Africa, and three times as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where he was Chief of a Joint Operations Center and Chief of Staff of a Special Operations Task Force.

Tom is an extraordinarily experienced leader and manager well versed in developing and implementing innovative solutions to complex and challenging problems with hands on, lead-by-example style that fosters a culture of teamwork, shared mission, and dedication to operational excellence.

Tom has extensive training in Leader Development, Mission Planning, Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance and Mission Planning.  He holds a a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, and a Masters Degree in Health Science, Emergency and Disaster Management.  Tom is also a Senior Operations Analyst with General Dynamics Information Technology as a Subject Matter Expert in the use of the Advanced Field Artillery Target Data Systems, Tactical Operations Center operations and Unmanned Aerial Systems.