Colonel Thomas A. Caldwell most recently served as an observer/trainer at the National Training Center in Ft Irwin, CA.  Tom is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a 1998 ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery Branch. 

His career assignments include being an enlisted 19D Cavalry Scout in 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Schweinfurt, Germany and Admin Specialist for 312th Postal Company, U. S. Army Reserves in Charlotte, NC.  As an officer, Tom served as Company Fire Support Officer in Kosovo with KFOR, Fire Direction Officer, Battery Executive Officer, and Battalion Adjutant for 3rd Battalion, 320 Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, KY.  He was the Brigade Assistant Operations Officer, 212th Field Artillery Brigade Fort Sill, OK; Commander of Bravo Battery in Iraq and of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, in Fort Sill, OK.  He was Chief of Operations, Joint and Combined Integration Directorate Fort Sill, OK; Battalion Executive Officer 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery Fort Sill, OK ; Fire Support Coordinator and Brigade Assistant Operations Officer 214th Fires Brigade, Fort Sill, OK; and Battalion Executive Officer 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, in Fort Sill, OK. He served as a Security Forces Advise and Assist Team Chief, Regional Command South, in Maiwand, Afghanistan.  He also served in Training and Doctrine Command in the Capability Development Integration Directorate, the Fires Center of Excellence in Fort Sill, OK; the Training and Force Protection Officer for the Military Observer Group Washington in HQDA G-3/5/7 Pentagon.  Finally, he was the Battalion Commander at 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX.

Colonel Caldwell’s military and civilian education include U.S. Army Field Artillery Basic Course, Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, B.A. Commercial Art UNC-Charlotte, and Masters Public Policy (MPP) from George Mason University.   


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