Leidos' Tom Fergusson Inducted into Military Intelligence Hall of Fame
RESTON, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, announced that Colonel Thomas G. "Tom" Fergusson, U.S. Army (Ret.), was inducted into the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame at Fort Huachuca, Arizona during a ceremony on June 27, 2014. Before retiring from the Army and joining the defense industry in 1995, he served as a military intelligence officer for 30 years.
"When I learned late last year that I'd been selected for the Hall of Fame, it came as a complete surprise," said Fergusson, a Senior Defense Analyst at Leidos. "Being inducted in the presence of family and friends at Fort Huachuca was one of the proudest, yet most humbling, moments of my life. It is a distinct honor to be one of four men inducted into the MI Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014, joining many distinguished soldiers and civilians inducted in past years, several of whom were much admired mentors and peers during my Army career."
Colonel Fergusson's military experience included combat tours in Vietnam and Laos as a young officer and subsequent overseas assignments in Germany, South Korea and Japan. He was a soldier-scholar who taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York and the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. While on active duty, he published an award-winning book on the history of British military intelligence based upon his doctoral dissertation at Duke University. In addition to serving three year tours as the S-2 (senior intelligence officer) for an armored cavalry regiment in Texas and G-2 (senior intelligence officer) for a mechanized infantry division in Germany, he commanded Army intelligence units at the battalion and brigade levels in South Korea and Japan, respectively, before serving his final tour on active duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.
Colonel John G. Lackey III, US Army (Ret.), who nominated Colonel Fergusson for induction into the MI Hall of Fame, called Fergusson 'a visionary of intelligence architecture, a mentor of the Intelligence Community.' He stated, "Colonel Fergusson's contribution to the Military Intelligence service is immeasurable."
Colonel Fergusson's military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, two National Defense Service Medals and the Vietnam Service Medal with seven campaign stars.
Since retiring from the Army, Fergusson has continued to contribute to national security and the U.S. Intelligence Community as a defense consultant. Since 2009, he has taught Analysis 101, a course on critical thinking and intelligence analysis, to thousands of analysts and managers from all 16 agencies of the U.S. Intelligence Community under a contract with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Fergusson's experience as a consultant spans across the defense industry working in areas such as program management, strategic planning, force transformation, defense policy formulation and implementation, intelligence education and training, and intelligence and C4ISR architectures.
"Colonel Tom Fergusson has made significant contributions to the Army and our nation, and deserves this high honor for his work. As a leading intelligence expert, he serves as an excellent role model for future generations within the intelligence community," said Leidos Group President, Larry Hill.
Colonel Fergusson is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science in engineering. During his Army career, he attended graduate school at Duke University where he earned master of arts and doctoral degrees in military history. He is a lifetime Fellow of Harvard University's Center for International Affairs.
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