Tom McDaniel grew up in
Williamsburg, Virginia. He
graduated from York High School
and the United States Air Force
Academy. His college degrees are in
psychology, logistics management
and international relations.
He is a retired Air Force Colonel,
who held key policy positions within
NATO and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He has been a ghostwriter for
numerous fl ag offi cers and was the
principal author of Combat Support
Doctrine and the Commander’s
Handbook for an Effects-Based
Approach to Joint Operations.
The greatest satisfaction in life for both
him and his high school sweetheart
and wife, Lindy, comes from their
strong and active relationship with
their children—Laura, Anne, Michael