Veteran for Life:
Tom Shull

U.S. Army
1969-1973: United States Military Academy
1973-1985: USA Active Duty
1985-1992: USA Reserves
Rifle Platoon Leader/Scout Platoon Leader/Support Platoon Leader/Company Executive Officer/Infantry Company Commander

As my father said, ‘As long as my family is taken care of, I’m all in for the Army.’ To me, there is no greater honor than serving those who serve.

After graduating from the United States Military Academy, Shull served as Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Infantry Company Commander. He held numerous line and staff assignments, including assistant professor at West Point and commander of a Mechanized Infantry Company. Shull earned the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab and Airborne Wings.

 In 1981, Shull was named to the 17th class of White House Fellows and served in the Office of the Chief of Staff. As Military Assistant to Robert “Bud” McFarlane, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, he was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and represented the White House in helping to oversee the construction and dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

 Throughout a successful business career, Shull has remained engaged with the military community, serving as a member of the USMA Board of Trustees of the Association of Graduates, helping to lead the first major Capital Campaign in USMA history.


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