Captain Tom Chaby served as an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years. Throughout his career, Tom spent over 12 years deployed to over 70 countries around the world leading special operations at every level including a Task Force of over 400 personnel conducting full spectrum special operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Earlier in his career, Tom lived in South America leading Counter Drug Operations throughout Colombia and the region.
Outside of the operational realm, Tom worked relentlessly developing and ensuring performance optimization for the SEAL community and developing resilience for the entire 67,000 members that comprise the Special Operations community. During his five-year tenure as Deputy Commanding Officer of the SEAL Training Command and as a SEAL Instructor, Tom was integral in developing the current generation of SEAL operators. While directing the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Preservation of the Force and Family (POTFF) effort, Tom worked closely with Congress to shape programs, authorities, and resources to help the entire Special Operations community build and sustain full spectrum resilience: physical, psychological, social and spiritual. Captain Chaby’s work and results have been reported in the NY Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and multiple other publications.
Tom is now a sought-after executive coach and public speaker whose work focuses on leadership, team effectiveness, building resilience, and performance optimization. Tom collaborates with Fortune 500 corporations, sports teams, and universities by bringing his experience and insights to help organizations grow.