Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Tommy Stoner began his career at 17 and spent nearly three decades in uniform. Tommy received his degree at Auburn University and a commission from the Ofﬁcer Candidate School. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division, the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 75th Ranger Regiment and the 7th Special Forces Group. Tommy completed numerous joint and U.S. Government interagency assignments to include leading multiple Joint Task Forces conducting combat operations and collaborating with partner nations to build their counterterrorism and security capabilities.