Tom has dedicated his adult life to serving our country. His military career began in the 82nd Airborne where he did his first deployment as a private in Operation Desert Storm. His career lead him to 7th Special Forces Group as a Green Beret with deployments to Central and South America and culminated with 10 years at 1st SFOD-D. As an Operator Tom spent 40 months in combat, conducting over 1300 direct action missions. Tom's experience base includes Hostage Rescue, Kill/Capture and Helo based vehicle interdictions. He served as both an Assault Team leader and Sniper Team Leader in combat. Tom's extensive experience in executing missions that were often opposed by the enemies most hardened fighters created his passion for teaching the application of marksmanship and tactics in real world scenarios.