Director of Proposals: Tom Newman

Tom Newman joined COLSA in June 2009 as a Military Program Analyst and Program Manager, after retiring from the US Army with thirty years of service. 

Since joining COLSA, Tom has served as Program Manager for a US Army helicopter software-testing program, supporting Redstone Arsenal’s Software Engineering Center; Program Manager for a task order providing cyber security and modeling & simulation support to SMDC/ARSTRAT & the Threat Systems Management Office; and Program Manager for a task order providing information operations support to USCENTCOM.  Tom later became the Program Manager for three ID/IQ contracts: AMCOM EXPRESS; Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Contract (SETAC) 2010; and Design, Development, Demonstration, & Integration (D3I), Domain 2.  He has also served as capture manager on several proposals, assisted in writing portions of others, and performs business development tasks in support of programs he manages. His current position is Director of Proposals where is responsible for leading, planning, scheduling, and overseeing the timely development and delivery of high-quality responses to federal business opportunities, from pre-RFP to post-submission activities, in a fast-paced environment. 

In the Army, Tom was a logistician (Quartermaster Corps).  He commanded at every level, from platoon through brigade, and served in multiple staff positions at every echelon of command up through four-star headquarters.  In his final assignment, he served as the Chief of Staff of the US Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL.  Tom completed overseas tours in Germany, Japan, and Korea, and deployed numerous times, including service in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. 

Tom is a native of Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration. He later earned an MBA from Chapman College, and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the School of Advanced Military Studies, Ft Leavenworth, KS.  He is also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and the US Army War College. 

Tom and his wife Yong Sun married in 1980 and have three sons and seven grandchildren.