Lt. Col. Thomas Darrow assumed the duties of deputy district commander for the Memphis District, July 13, 2017. Prior to his assignment to the Memphis District, Lt. Col. Darrow was a fellow to the Department of State as a security assistance advisor for the Office of Assistance Coordination under the Bureau of Near East Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Lt. Col. Darrow was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the ROTC program at Providence College in 2003.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Providence College and a Master of Science degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. His military education includes Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and the College of Naval Command and Staff.
Lt. Col. Darrow’s previous leadership positions include team leader for the 544th Engineer Dive Team, 6th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade; command of the 7th Engineer Dive Team, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade; team leader for the Underwater Recovery Team, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, U.S. Pacific Command; director fellow for the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group; and operations and executive officer for the 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team , 25th Infantry Division.
Lt. Col. Darrow’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, and the Dive Officer Badge.