Tom comes from a family of veterans; his father and grandfather both served in the Army and that fueled his desire to enlist. Tom was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and 2009. Upon returning home, he decided to fulfill another aspiration of his and went to Law School. There, he started a group for veterans also studying law as a means to support each other and to commit to volunteer work in the community. In addition to studying hard, Tom is an artist- he enjoys pewter casting and has worked with the organization Warrior Writers.