MSG Tom Earley

MSG Tom Earley

Dates of Service: Feb 1982 - Jun 2004
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  • PV2 Jul 82
  • PFC Feb 83
  • SPC Feb 84
  • CPL Jan 85
  • SGT May 85
  • SSG Jul 87
  • SFC Mar 97
  • MSG Mar 03

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I served 22+ years as an Army Cavalry Scout in Germany, Georgia, Kansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait. After retiring from the Army in 2004 I have worked as a Senior Training Specialist, Counter IED Training Site Manager, and as a Military Project Manager for 2 different Government Contracting Companies. Born and raised in New Jersey. Middle class kid who loved playing Football, and Baseball. Did a semester of college after high school, but felt it was just a re-hash of the classes I took in high school, so I left for some excitement. Joined the Army in January 1982 and found a home amongst brothers and sisters who believed there was something more important than ourselves. From 2004 to 2012 I worked as a Senior Training Specialist, and Program Manager supporting our military.

Military Experiences

Aug 2003 - Jun 2004
Operations NCOIC
Brigade Operations NCO for an Armored Brigade Combat Team.
Nov 2002 - Aug 2003
Operations NCOIC
Battalion S-2 NCOIC for a Tank Battalion. Physical, and Information Security NCOIC for that Battalion.
Nov 1999 - Nov 2002
Operations NCO
Operations, and Battle NCO for the Exercise Control Center at the U.S. Army Training Center at Hohenfels, Germany.
Nov 1996 - Nov 1999
Scout Platoon Sergeant
A Cavalry Scout Platoon Sergeant in a Light Cavalry Troop as part of the Divisional Cavalry Squadron for a Light Infantry Division equipped with HMMWVs, light and heavy weapons, and 24 soldiers.


(7 months)
Nov 1990 - May 1991
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
During this deployment to Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Provide Comfort I was a SSG Cavalry Section Sergeant in Alpha Troop 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Division. As the Division's Recon element we engaged Iraqi ground forces in combat operations to liberate Kuwait, and defeat Iraqi forces in our zone.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jan 1994 - Mar 1994

Apr 1985 - May 1985

Basic Leaders Course (BLC formerly PLDC)

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Apr 1998 - May 1998

Air Assault School Schofield Barracks, East Range, HI.

May 1992 - Jul 1992

International Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Course Pfullendorf, Germany

May 1987 - Jun 1987

Instructor Trainer Course Bad Tolz, Germany

Mar 1983 - Apr 1983

Warsaw Pact Vehicle ID Course Graffenwohr, Germany


Oct 2009

Improvised Explosive Device Effects Simulator

Foreign Language Skills


German (3/2)

Security Clearance