Tom Garrison

We are proud to profile Tom Garrison, a director in the Integrated Defense Solutions business, in our Intelligence & Security sector. Garrison served 26 years, retiring as a Captain in the U.S. Navy.
Tom Garrison
What are you most proud of from your experience in the military? 
I served in the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, Bosnia and Indian Ocean aboard the USS Forrestal, USS Saratoga and USS Constellation. Along the way, I served as a carrier aviator, flight instructor and held leadership posts at sea and ashore. I am most proud of my experience helping to safely bring home squadrons of sailors and aviators. 
What brought you to BAE Systems?
I became very familiar with BAE Systems during my service days. At one point, I was the Department of Defense’s chief engineer for the T-45 Goshawk, which was developed as a naval version of the BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainer.
When I joined BAE Systems, I was immediately struck by the pride the team has in its work, and that matched the pride I have for my U.S. Navy experience.
What would you like to say to those that are currently serving in the U.S. Military? 
I’d say the same thing I told my oldest son, who now serves as an engineer for the U.S. Navy, and my younger son, who is a U.S. Navy Midshipman. The service will forge your greatest friendships, and challenge you to be your best in life. I’d also like to thank their families and friends. Service is a community effort, made possible by those who surround and support the military members, at home and far away.
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