THOMAS C. JARMAN
LIEUTENANT COLONEL, USMC
Lieutenant Colonel Jarman was born and raised in Bayville, NY and graduated in 1992 from Long Island University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps via the Platoon Leaders Course program and attended The Basic School (TBS) in 1993. While at TBS he was assigned the Military Occupational Specialty as an Intelligence Officer and attended the MAGTF Intelligence Officers Course in 1994.
His first fleet assignment was with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 3 (VMAQ-3) at Cherry Point, NC as the S-2. While assigned to VMAQ-3, LtCol Jarman deployed to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS America (CV-66) as part of Carrier Air Wing 1 (CVW-1) and participated in combat operations during Operation Deliberate Force, Operation Deny Flight, and Operation Decisive Endeavor. Additionally, he participated in Operation Southern watch in the Persian Gulf. Upon return from deployment LtCol Jarman was reassigned to the newly formed Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 (VMU-2) Cherry Point, NC for duty as the S-2. While assigned to VMU-2 LtCol Jarman was selected for and attended the Marine Corps Weapons and Tactics Instructor course in Yuma, AZ. During his time with VMU-2 LtCol Jarman conducted counterdrug operations in support of JTF-6 in Key West, FL.
In June, 1997, LtCol Jarman was assigned to serve as an instructor at TBS, Quantico, VA. While assigned to TBS, LtCol Jarman served as a Staff Platoon Commander for two Student Company’s and spent his final year teaching from within the Instructor Group and served as the primary instructor for the land navigation package. In August 2000 he attended the Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course, Quantico, VA graduating in May 2001.
In June 2001 LtCol Jarman reports to 2d Intelligence Bn, Camp Lejeune, NC for duty. While assigned to 2d Intelligence Bn he fills the billets of Headquarters Company Commander, Bn Operations Officer, and Bn Executive Officer. In January 2003, he deploys aboard amphibious shipping to Kuwait as part of the 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) later re-designated as Task Force Tarawa, where he serves as the Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center OIC and Assistant Detachment OIC, 2d Intelligence Bn. Upon completion of combat operations in Iraq in May 2003, Task Force Tarawa is re-deployed to its amphibious shipping and begins its transit home. In route to Camp Lejeune, NC, 2d MEB is diverted to the west coast of Africa to rescue U.S. embassy personnel and American citizens during the Second Liberian Civil War as part of Operation Shinning Express. Upon return to Camp Lejeune LtCol Jarman assumes the duties as the Executive Officer for 2d Intelligence Bn and is charged with being the lead for planning, coordination, training, and deployment for OIF II-2. In Aug 2004 LtCol Jarman deploys back to Iraq with 2d Intelligence Bn in support of OIF II-2.
LtCol Jarman attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College from August 2005 to June 2006, and graduated with a Master of Military Studies degree. Upon graduation he is assigned to the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA), Quantico, VA. He spends two years serving as the Commanding Officer of the Counter-Intelligence Human Intelligence Support Company. Subsequent to that billet he serves as the commands Operations and Executive Officer.
In July 2010 LtCol Jarman reports to U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, NE for duty as the Senior Intelligence Officer of the National Airborne Operations Center. He served in this billet until July 2013 when he was selected to serve as the Executive Officer of the NROTC unit at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
LtCol Jarman’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/ Gold Star), Navy Commendation Medal (w/ Gold Star), Joint Service Achievement Award, and the Combat Action Ribbon.