Tom Culora researches and facilitates courses and workshops on leadership. He recently completed an M.S. degree in counseling psychology and a related internship at Albany Medical Center. From 2014 to 2021, he served as Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, where he led the college’s research and wargaming efforts. A retired Navy captain and naval aviator, he commanded HSM-47 and USS Boxer. His shore tours include serving on the Joint Staff where he helped shape national policy to expand NATO in the 1990's and serving as acting and deputy director for Strategy and Policy on the Navy staff. His research interests include the personal psychology behind leadership and organizational culture.