Distinguished Member of the Corps



Colonel Thomas F. Woloszyn


Colonel Thomas F. Woloszyn was born 2 November 1958 in Dunkirk, New York. He was Division Chemical Officer at the 82nd Airborne Division. He served as Commander, Umatilla Army Depot, where his emergency operations center was recognized as the best in the U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command. He led the reestablishment of a Special Reaction Team, responsible for responding to any chemical incident that might occur at the depot and published the “Chemical Depot Command - A Primer” for the Chemical Journal.


Colonel Woloszyn was the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Operations Officer, Central Command during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Commander, Pine Bluff Arsenal; Deputy Director, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Office of the Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff and Director, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, Office of the Secretary of Defense. He developed, coordinated, and advocated the development of the Joint Elimination Coordination Element. He was critical to our efforts to improve the allied defense against CBRN threats by ensuring Japan understood their capabilities against CBRN threats and worked with South Korea on a policy on the disposition of North Korean WMDs and to agree to hold consequence management discussions. He has served as Vice President of the National Capital Region Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA) and is now on the National CCRA Board.


Colonel Woloszyn’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 5th award, Army Commendation Medal 2nd award and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.


Currently, Colonel Woloszyn is Deputy, Concepts and Capabilities, U.S. Army Nuclear and Combating WMD Agency and resides in Woodbridge, Virginia.