FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER SEAL TEAM FIVE
TOPIC: WHAT MAKES THE BEST THE BEST
'DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE WORLD'S GREATEST HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS'
Captain Tom Chaby is the former Commanding Officer of SEAL Team FIVE and has been an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years. Throughout his career, Tom has led special operations at every level in over 70 countries around the world. Shortly after 9/11, Captain Chaby deployed to Afghanistan leading a Task Unit of 50 SEALs and support personnel conducting special operations in support of the initial stages of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During the latter part of the most critical fight in Fallujah, Tom led a Task Force of over 400 personnel conducting full spectrum special operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Earlier in his career, Tom lived in South America leading Counter Drug Operations throughout Colombia and the region. Captain Chaby’s operational experience has been extensive, diverse and extremely effective.
Outside of the operational realm, Tom has worked relentlessly with developing and ensuring performance optimization for the SEAL community and developing holistic resiliency for the entire 67,000 members that comprise the Special Operations community. During five years of being the Deputy Commanding Officer of the SEAL Training Command and a SEAL Instructor, Tom was integral in creating the current generation of SEAL operators. While directing the Preservation of the Force and Family effort, Tom helped shape programs, authorities and resources to help the entire Special Operations community build and sustain resiliency in four domains: physical, psychological, social and spiritual. His efforts have significantly improved operational readiness and the well-being of his teammates.
Over the past four years, Captain Chaby has been collaborating with dozens of educational institutions, corporate leadership and sports teams, providing value to organizations by bringing his extensive experience and insights to the forefront of their leadership development. Tom has spoken to Bill Gates, Dennis Washington, CBRE Leadership, American Medical Association, Intuit Leadership, Coach Saban and the University of Alabama Football Team, Coach Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees coaching staff and dozens of other high performance organizations.