The leadership skills that Capt. Thomas Scott Levely learned while a cadet at the University of North Georgia provided a strong foundation for the role he serves today as a military intelligence officer helping protect the nation from cyber attacks.
I graduated in 2010.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and previously had a bachelor's degree in English.
My hometown is Burke, Virginia.
I'm the deputy battle captain at Joint Force Headquarters Cyber at Fort Gordon, Georgia. I work with a very dedicated group of people working on a mission that relates to the many geo-political issues our country currently faces. While learning complex bureaucratic hierarchies and how they work together to enable entirely new ways of conducting operations, I enjoy being part of a mission that is very new, relevant, persistent and challenging.
The university prepared me for my career by grounding me first in the fundamentals of being a leader. The university closely mimics the Army in so many ways that any opportunity to participate in corps functions and operations translates very well into the regular Army. Those foundations enabled me to become a military intelligence professional.
I would advise current or potential UNG students to take advantage of the multitude of leadership opportunities offered. Those experiences will pay off in so many ways that you will be forever glad that you had that opportunity. Enable yourself to achieve success by studying hard and achieving good grades. Begin to try and understand the Army's capabilities from the team level on up and how they are used in the contemporary operating environment.