Member of the Regiment biography for
(Ret.) Tommy T. Osborne (1994)
COL (Ret.) Osborne retired after 30 years of
service in 1994. In his last assignment as Army Materiel Commands corporate
information officer, he provided vision, staff guidance and leadership in information
resource management for a $5 billion worldwide logistics, research, development, testing
and acquisition enterprise. He oversaw consolidation of 21 mission-critical mainframe
computer systems to four information-processing centers.
As commander of 15th Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon, Ga.,
he consolidated the 29th and 15th Signal brigades. COL Osborne also reduced
training recycles in satellite and electronics repair courses by 40 percent through
innovative use of pretest skills, remediation and after-class reinforcement.
Other career accomplishments include successfully
negotiating telecommunications, information and information-security plans and issues
while communications-electronics staff planner for the United States on NATOs
military committee. COL Osborne commanded at every level, platoon to brigade: B Company,
7th Signal Support Battalion, Germany; Long Lines Detachment, Long Binh, Vietnam; 5th
Signal Battalion, Fort Polk, La.; 15th Signal Brigade; and ISC-AMC.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior
Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak-leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service
Medal with two oak-leaf clusters and the Signal Corps Regimental Associations Silver
Order of Mercury. The Signal Regiment inducted him as a Distinguished Member in 1994.
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