Since first entering the U.S. Army as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, Tom has been a leadership “work in progress.”  He has led military organizations from Platoon to Brigade. His unique background combines his service and education as a professional engineer with the confidence and professional development that comes from being an “Airborne Ranger!”  As a commander (CEO) with the US Army Corps of Engineers, he has completed numerous projects as part of multi-billion dollar construction programs ranging from locks and dams, to the border fence in Southern California and Southern Arizona, to large infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. He has taught engineering at the Military Academy at West Point and served as a coach / consultant at the Army’s National Training Center. His final assignment in uniform was as commander (CEO) of a $5B construction program, leading 1,500 civilians and military in Afghanistan.  Following retirement, Tom served as COO for a $300M international construction company until leaving to start his own company, teaching high-impact leadership strategies across the Country.  He has published a highly impactful book on leadership – Leader Business:  Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies for any Organization.  He currently conducts leadership seminars and keynote addresses for clients that include:  GE; Proctor & Gamble; City of San Diego; Los Angeles, San Diego, & Orange County (CA); and Energizer.

Colonel (Retired), US Army Corps of Engineers

Founder, Eagle Leadership Group

Facilitator, Keynote Speaker


BS, United States Military Academy
(West Point), 1985

MS, Civil (Environmental) Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, 1995


Professional Registrations / Licenses

Professional Engineer (P.E.), Commonwealth of Virginia, 1997-Present

LEED Accredited Professional, 2009

Phone:  760.267.1335


Tom speaks on these topics

  • Leading in Constantly Changing Environments

  • ALL IN – Getting the best from people and teams

  • The “7 BEs” of a Leader

  • Leading Large Organizations

  • Enabling Effective Operations

  • Leader Business:  Battle-tested Leadership Strategies for any Organization

  • Less “Hooah,” More “Dooah;” Getting Stuff Done in Today’s Complex Environment