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Mr. Tom Bamford

Chief of Staff

Mr. Tom BamfordMr. Tom Bamford, Chief of Staff at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), has over 35 years combined military and civilian experience. He joined CCAD in March 2019.

Before joining CCAD, Mr. Bamford served as the Deputy Brigade Commander of the Army’s Aviation Maintenance Training Brigade at Fort Eustis; training more than 5,200 Army, Air force and international students a year across 64 specialties annually.

Before assuming his role at the 128th Aviation Brigade Mr. Bamford Commanded the 2nd Battalion 210th Aviation Regiment training the Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Air Force and International students as Chinook, Blackhawk, Engines, Power Train and Aircraft Structures Mechanics. While there he developed the Aviation Maintainer Training Program (AMTP) for the Army.

Prior to battalion command Mr. Bamford served as the Executive Officer to the G-3/5/7 (Operations, Plans, Information Operations, Engagements, Security Cooperation, Force Management, Contingency Command Post, Reserve and Sourcing) for U. S. Army Africa, ensuring coordination across multiple programs and projects. He integrated and coordinated 9 division’s work while facilitating the mission completion of innumerable operations across the African continent. Mr. Bamford also served as Chief of Operations (nights) for a named operation north central Africa. He led the Forward Liaison Element for a potential Non-combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo working as the American military representative with Intelligence agencies, NATO Partners and host nation forces in both Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.

Previous military assignments include Aviation Personnel System Staff Officer (G1, Headquarters Department of the Army at the Pentagon); Corps G3 Air Mentor, 203rd Afghan Army Corps (OEF); Battalion Executive Officer; Aviation Advisor to the Commanding General of the Royal Saudi Air Corps, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Strategic Readiness Officer (United States Army Human Resources Command); Personnel Distribution Officer (United States Army Human Resources Command); Company Commander; Brigade (Logistics) S4 Officer; Aide-de-camp; Liaison Officer to the 1st Brigade, 6th Infantry Division (Light) and Flight Platoon Leader.

Tom started his career as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewman at Fort Hood, Texas. He was a Staff Sergeant when he was accepted to the Army’s Warrant Officer Candidate School followed by Flight School. After completing the CH-47 Chinook Aircraft Qualification Course and an assignment with 7th Battalion, 101st Airborne Division he attended the Army’s Officer Candidate school at Fort Benning.

Tom possesses a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York and has graduated from more than 15 military schools.

Mission statement

  • Provide our Nation the best value for modification, repair, and overhaul of rotary wing components and aircraft to support strategic readiness of the Army. On order, repair forward-deployed aircraft and components worldwide.


  • Mission First, People Always!
  • CCAD must be postured to ensure we are synchronizing aviation assets, materiel support and enterprise resources to ensure SAFETY-QUALITY-ACCURACY in order to meet Army readiness goals.


  • CCAD is postured to meet our Nation’s future requirements in peacetime, surge during war and enable Army Readiness.


Last updated on: 02-Sep-2020