U.S. Army 1967–1971
Finishing graduate school and the Peace Corps, Tom Crosby was given a choice between going for his PhD, or the service. Twenty-four-year-old Tom chose the Army, specifically the Army Security Agency, responsible for intelligence gathering and the security of Army communications. At Arlington Hall Station, famous for CIA, NSA and other intelligence groups, Tom worked in personnel and the comptroller’s office. He was an early adopter of computer technology. He was then sent to Vietnam with the 509th Radio Research Group and stationed outside of Saigon at Davis Station, updating the computer system.