Thom Bruce is a management and security cooperation expert. He serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Clear Outcomes where he is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for Contracting, Human Resources, Finances and establishing rigorous policies and procedures. Before joining Clear Outcomes he was the Chief Management Officer for the Africa Strategic Studies Center (ACSS) at the National Defense University. There he planned and oversaw operations and logistics for 10 major peer to peer education programs in Africa and the US annually. He managed a team of finance, human resources, operations, logistics, program support, and facilities management professionals to support all aspects of Africa Center efforts. He was the Contracting Officer Representative responsible for support contract oversight and regulatory compliance, and managed a budget of $12 million.
Prior to joining ACSS Thom was an Executive Officer for USAID, serving in South Africa, Namibia, and Madagascar. Thom is a retired USMC officer and served as the Senior Defense Representative and Defense Attache in Ghana and the Marine Corps Attache in Indonesia. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has a Masters in National Security Affairs from the Naval Post Graduate School and an MBA from Boston University.