The founder of COMMAND! Associates is Tom Gallagher, a career Naval officer who has over 37 years of command, operational, staff and business experienceand has taught at the university level.
- Tom Gallagher was a career Navy Surface Warfare Officer. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, he commanded a Navy frigate with a crew of over 260 Sailors and later a Navy Destroyer Squadron. In the latter job, Tom was responsible for the organizing, training, and operational employment of six of the Navy’s most sophisticated warships with crews totaling over 1500 Sailors and equipment assets of $3 billion. As a planner on the Joint Staff during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Tom was recognized as an Action Officer of the Year. In his final assignment on active duty, he served in the Pentagon as the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy where he helped to organize the activities of 406 senior civilian and military officials. Following his naval service, Tom led several highly successful analysis teams in the private business sector for Anteon Corporation and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). The teams recommended courses of action for program development and the allocation of scarce resources and personnel. Tom holds two advanced degrees and taught graduate courses at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and undergraduate courses at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.