Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Chief Technology Officer, Defense and Intel Solutions
Tom Rascon is the Chief Technology Officer for the Defense and Intel regions at NetApp. Tom provides the NetApp US Public Sector team with a diverse background in communications engineering and two decades of leadership and communications expertise serving in the US military.
Prior to joining NetApp, Tom served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Joint Special Operations Command. In this role, he guided the formation and implementation of the ITIL Change and Configuration Management processes as well as serving as a technical consultant for the command.
Tom held a variety of positions during his 20-year career in the United States Army, retiring in 2015 with over 20 years of commissioned service. Tom’s military assignments include leadership and staff positions in the Joint Special Operations Command; the 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; the 112th Signal Battalion, US Army Special Operations Command; the Basic Combat Training Brigade; and the 25th Infantry Division (Light).
Tom graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Troy State University, and a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering from the University of CO at Boulder.