Originally from New York State, Tom graduated from college with a degree in economics in 1965. He enlisted in U.S. Navy shortly thereafter and, after serving two years, earned a commission. He subsequently served for 26 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and was assigned to a variety od ship and shore assignments before finally retiring in 1993. Formally “Qualified for Command at Sea”, Tom earned 14 individual and unit awards, served in Vietnam, and graduated from the U.S. Army War College.
After military service, Tom became a civil servant working as a financial program manager for the Defense Mapping Agency which later became the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. He finally retired from federal service in 2006 as the Director of Program Development at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Lastly, he was a Senior Faculty Member with the Intelligence and Security Academy.
Although mostly retire today, he is far too active to rest on his laurels. Tom has been married to his wonderful wife Trinket for 43 years. They travel extensively and are very active in numerous civic organizations. He is a volunteer with SHARE D.C. , a bulk food buying program, and is a Post Trustee and the former Post Commander at his local Veterans of Foreign Wars unit. He is also active in the Burke 55ers, a local seniors’ group where he serves as a Ways and Means Chairmen. Finally, he and his wife are active members of the Optimist Club of Central Fairfax.
At this time, he is Vice-Chairmen of the Board of the Mountain View High School Scholarship Foundation raising money to provide college scholarships to graduates of an outstanding Alternative High School. He has been an active and enthusiastic supporter of Mountain View High School ever since his son graduated. He began a family scholarship and works hard to bring in new members of the board.