Education

  • BS, U.S. Military Academy
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • JD, George Mason University
  • Management for Engineers and Scientists, University of Tennessee
  • Senior Managers in Government, Kennedy School, Harvard University

Professional certifications

  • Registered professional engineer, Tennessee
  • Member Mississippi Bar

Memberships and citations

  • Society of American Military Engineers
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Contact

  • o: (202) 289-2060
  • f: (202) 289-8683
  • tsands@dawsonassociates.com
As a Corps of Engineer officer, attorney and consultant, Tom has more than 40 years experience in engineering, construction and environmental activities.

Tom served as Commander of the Corps New Orleans District, North Atlantic Division and Lower Mississippi Valley Division as well as President, Mississippi River Commission. Since retiring from military service, Tom has served as a Partner in a large law firm with emphasis on construction, engineering and environmental issues. He provides management, engineering, planning and related consulting services associated with commercial development activities, ports, terminals, transportation infrastructure and coastal protection and restoration. He was involved with the Consortium of Environmental Risk Evaluation in evaluating environmental health risks associated with DOE’s nuclear weapons facilities. He serves as a Board Member, The Water Institute of the Gulf.

Other Experience

  • Chairman, Committee on the Role of Technology in Marine Habitat Protection and Enhancement, Marine Board, National Research Council
  • Chairman, Red River Compact Commission
  • Principal Consultant (Executive Director), Louisiana Millennium Port Authority