is a 24-year Marine Corps veteran and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Glen Systems
Born in Helsinki, Finland, he has taught International Politics and National Security Policy at the University of West Florida and specialized courses in joint air operations at the 505th Training Squadron and at the Air Mobility Operations School Detachment 1, Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Tom flew the F-4 Phantom as a Radar Intercept Officer and is a graduate of Idaho State University, Georgetown University, US Naval Justice School, US Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun) and the US Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, the Defense Intelligence Agency National Intelligence University, and the US Marine Corps Law of Land Warfare Course.
He served for four years on the Defense Intelligence Agency staff where he wrote special intelligence analysis for two Presidents, three Secretaries of Defense and gave classified intelligence presentations to committees of Congress and the White House Situation Room.
Tom served as the Strike Warfare Officer for the Commander Second Fleet on the USS Mount Whitney based out of Norfolk, Virginia.
In addition, he
served at sea on numerous carriers and cruisers including the USS Teddy Roosevelt.
Tom won numerous awards in the Marine Corps, in the civilian community from the Governor of Florida, the US Air Force and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
He is a member of the Air Force Association, the Airlift/Tanker Association, Marine Corps Aviation Association, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, the Association of Old Crows, the Sonarmen of America, the PBY Catalina Association, the Defense Intelligence Agency Alumni Association and the National Defense Industrial Association.
gives many presentations each year to civic groups, university classes, and military groups, around the US, and in Canada where he
teaches special courses to senior leadership.
has written numerous articles and lectures on terrorism, global strategic trends, the Posse Comitatus Act/strategic interdiction of narcotics, the US Civil War and World War II.
He has authored numerous research analysis papers on radar and a feature article published in Joint Electronic Digest on test and evaluation.
In the photo above, Tom
is standing next to a Soviet field artillery piece at Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan.
Bagram is about 29 miles north of Kabul.
is married to Nancy and they have two children, Ryan and Kara and reside in Navarre.