LTC Tom Gaines

LTC Tom Gaines is the G6 for 1st Special Forces Command. Commissioned in 2005, he was first assigned as a rifle platoon leader and battalion S6 with 3/2 SBCT deploying to Iraq in 2006 and 2009.  After SCCC, he took over as the chief of CIS ops with the NATO Communications Agency in Naples, Italy. Following this tour, LTC Gaines served in a special operations unit in Washington, D.C. as a company commander, operations officer, and executive officer. His writing on creativity, decision-making, and technology can be found in Harvard Business Review and West Point’s Modern War Institute.