Associate Professor Tom Snukis Tom currently serves as an

Associate Professor
Tom Snukis
Tom currently serves as an associate professor in the Joint and Combined Warfighting School
(JCWS) at National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) in Norfolk, Virginia.
His duties at JCWS include Seminar Team Leader for one of three senior seminars and elective
lead for the Stability Operations elective.
Prior to his current position, Tom served in the United States Army in a variety of infantry,
airborne, and ranger assignments. During his 30-year career he was a commander and staff
officer at multiple levels both in the United States and overseas. He also served as an Exchange
Officer to the British Parachute Regiment where he commanded a Heavy Weapons Support
Company in the British Army. His final operational tour was as the Chief of Staff, Combined
Forces Command – Afghanistan during the 2003/2004 timeframe and his final tour in the
military was as an instructor and then assistant professor in the Joint Advanced Warfighting
School (JAWS) within JFSC. He departed active duty in 2008 and transitioned immediately to
his current position.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy. His
military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the United States
Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. While at
the United States Army Command and General Staff College, he earned a Masters of Military
Arts and Science degree. Tom is currently pursuing a PhD in International Studies from Old
Dominion University.
Tom has a number of areas of interest and expertise. They include: Operational Design and
Planning, Decision-making, Creative and Critical Thinking, Multi-National Operations, Staff
Management/Coordination, Stability Planning and Concepts, Leadership and Tactical
Training/Team Building