Not Through Invention, But Through Innovation

Thomas A. Pugh
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BG Thomas Pugh is currently the Commandant of the U.S. Army Signal School at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He grew up in the mountains of east Tennessee around Chattanooga, and military service was a natural outgrowth of his upbringing. After majoring in electrical engineering, the Signal Corps proved to be a perfect fit, even though it was not his top choice for branch. During his career, BG Pugh has deployed to Somalia, Haiti, Iraq, and Qatar. In this interview, he discusses the changes in the Signal Branch over the years, to include Signal Corps Officers helping to pioneer the use of military aviation. He also talks about current concerns, such as interoperability issues with multinational partners and sister services. Finally, he talks about timeless leadership lessons that apply across all branches.

VIDEO DETAILS

conflicts Iraq War
topics Military Techniques Leadership Cyber Security and Warfare
interviewer James Martin
date 20 November 2015

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

name Thomas A. Pugh
institution Virginia Military Institute
graduation year 1990
service Signal Corps
unit US Army Signal School
service dates 1990
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