Commander Thomas Dickinson
Commander Dickinson is a native of Whitehall, Michigan. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
His first assignment was in USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62), homeported in San Diego, California, where he served as Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer. During his tour CHANCELLORSVILLE deployed to the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean Sea in support of the counter-narcotics mission. His second assignment was in USS CHAMPION (MCM 4), homeported in Ingleside, Texas, where he served as Operations Officer. During his tour, CHAMPION deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in support of INCHON TASK GROUP 99-1.
Commander Dickinson's first assignment as a department head was as Weapons Officer in USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68), homeported in Mayport, Florida, followed immediately by a tour as Combat Systems Officer in the same ship. During his tour, THE SULLIVANS deployed to the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Red, and Arabian Seas, as well as the Arabian Gulf.
Ashore, Commander Dickinson served as a Surface Warfare Officer assignments officer in PERS-41 at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee. He also served as an analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), Acquisition Resources and Analysis directorate, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Commander Dickinson holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy Achievement Medal.