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May Luncheon | Speaker: Tom Donnelly, Deputy J6 at JSOC

Wednesday May 11, 2016 – Wednesday May 11, 2016

2658 Reilly Rd

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Tom Donnelly

Deputy J6 at JSOC

Tom Donnelly is a native of East Greenwich, Rhode Island and received his commission as a Signal Officer in the United States Army in 1981 through the ROTC Program. His first assignment was as the Communications Platoon Leader in the Headquarters and Service Battery, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 321st Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division from November 1981 to November 1983.  He then moved to the 5th Special Forces Group where he served as the Communications Support and Base Operations Platoon Leader from December 1983 to June 1985.

In 1986 he was assigned to the 112th Signal Battalion (Airborne) where he served as the Battalion Operations Officer and Alpha Company Commander.  Tom served in Seoul Korea from November 1989 to November 1990 as the Brigade Signal Officer for the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade. Following this tour he returned to Ft. Bragg as the Operations Officer for the Joint Communications Unit, from December 1990 to July 1993, and later served as the Group Signal Officer for the 7th Special Forces Group from July 1994 to December 1995.  In 1996, he returned to the 112th Signal Battalion as the Battalion Executive Officer, and then moved to the Chief of Operations, J-6 Directorate, Joint Special Operations Command from May 1997 to May 2000.

Tom returned to Seoul Korea in June 2000 and commanded the 41st Signal Battalion through June of 2002 and then served as the Deputy Inspector General, Eighth United States Army through June 2003. His final active duty assignment took him to Hartford Connecticut as the Senior Army Advisor for the CT Army National Guard until he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in July 2005.

Upon retirement from active duty, Tom returned to Fort Bragg NC and assumed a civil service position as the J6 Deputy Director at the Joint Special Operations Command, where he currently serves.

Tom received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 1981, a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 1994, and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Army War College in 2006.  He also attended the Harvard Senior Executive Fellowship Program in 2010, the North Carolina State Strategic Leader Program in 2014, and the Army Continuing Education for Senior Leaders in 2016.

He is married to the former Maxine Parks from Lehmington Spa, England, (19 years), and they’ll continue to make Fayetteville NC their home until it’s time to really retire.


2016 AFCEA-NC Golf Fund Raiser


AFCEA-NC Spring Golf Fund Raiser – 5/6/2016 – Anderson Creek Golf Club

AFCEA-NC May Luncheon – 5/11/2016 – Fort Bragg Conference Center

AFCEA-NC June Luncheon -6/8/ 2016 – Fort Bragg Conference Center

AFCEA-NC July Luncheon – 7/13/2016 – Fort Bragg Conference Center

AFCEA-NC August Luncheon – 8/10/2016 – Fort Bragg Conference Center

AFCEA-NC September Luncheon – 9/14/2016 – Fort Bragg Conference Center

AFCEA-NC October Luncheon – 10/12/2016 – Fort Bragg Conference Center

AFCEA-NC November Luncheon – 9/11/2016 – Fort Bragg Conference Center