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Thomas Adams
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Tom Adams retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after 20 years of service in 2022. He spent the early part of his federal law enforcement career investigating white-collar crime matters in Florida and Texas. In 2008, Tom completed the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School and became a Special Agent Bomb Technician (SABT), a role in which he served for over 11 years. During his time as a SABT, he deployed to Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Southern Asia in support of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. Tom’s last three years in the FBI were spent as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Counter-UAS Program. In this role, he led the evolution of the team, including developing a training program, policies and procedures, and operational standards. He led numerous high-profile Counter-UAS missions throughout the U.S. at our nation’s highest-profile sporting and cultural events, including the protection of our government’s highest-ranking officials and critical infrastructure. Tom earned a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in Biomechanics, and a master’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Unmanned Systems. Prior to serving in the FBI, Tom was a Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Army and worked in the credit card industry. Tom is the Co-Founder of C-UAS Hub (cuashub.com), an online resource for Counter-UAS products, services, news, jobs, and resources. He is also the CEO of AeroVigilance, a Counter-UAS consulting, training, and services company based in Virginia.
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