Tom has a B.S. & M.C.S. in Computer Science and a M.A. in Political Science. He became a decorated Army officer and Blackhawk helicopter pilot and operated at the highest levels within the Department of Defense. He was hand selected to run the ROTC officers leadership development program at two colleges, the same program that he completed years earlier.
“we transformed college students into Army leaders, ready to lead soldiers successfully into war” - Tom Crea
He is a strong and engaging speaker with vast experience and insight in working with all levels of military, civilian, and contract staff. Over the years, Tom has directed his skills to the private sector turning diverse, often conflicted staff into focused mission oriented team members.
His frontline and “in the trenches” experience in the military, information technology, and higher education enable him to keep audiences on the edge of their seats while they master the simple principles of the Blackhawk leadership way.
Tom is the author of “Unleash Your Values: How to Lead and Succeed in Business Today… A Helicopter Pilot’s Spin on Developing the Leader in You”
His proudest leadership moment came when his Troop was called to war in Iraq after he had rotated out. His replacement was not able to perform, so members in his Troop stepped up to lead; they attribute their success to the leadership Tom instilled in each of them. Today, the Blackhawk training system.