Jack Thomas Tomarchio, a Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Center for the Study of Terrorism, is the President of Agoge Group, LLC. In 2005 he was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis; in 2007 he was promoted to Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Operations. In his work at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Mr. Tomarchio was the primary senior official in charge of the intelligence directorate’s partnership with state and local governments to build a domestic intelligence sharing network. He also worked closely with other components of the federal intelligence community. He resigned from the department in August 2008 to return to the private sector.
Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Tomarchio was a partner at Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C., where he was co-chair of the firm’s government relations department and national security law group. Before joining Buchanan Ingersoll, Mr. Tomarchio was a founding partner of Hill Solutions, LLC and Homeland Solutions, LLC. From 1993 until 2005 he also served as general counsel to Aloe Investment Corporation, a venture capital firm.
Mr. Tomarchio holds a B.A. in history cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Vermont Law School, a master’s of Governmental Administration from the Fels Center of Government of the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He began his career as an attorney in the U.S. Army, where he served as a paratrooper with the 82d Airborne Division. He served in the Grenada invasion in 1983 and also served as counsel to a multinational peacekeeping force in the Sinai, Arab Republic of Egypt. Leaving active duty in 1985, Mr. Tomarchio became a litigator for two national law firms in Philadelphia. In 1991, Mr. Tomarchio was recalled to active duty and served in the Persian Gulf War in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He currently serves as a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Tomarchio is a television commentator, writer and speaker on national security issues and has testified before both houses of Congress on homeland security and intelligence matters. He was an adjunct professor at the Fels Center of Government of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001-05 and is currently an adjunct lecturer at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute and FPRI. Mr. Tomarchio is also a senior advisor to Berwyn Capital Interests and serves on the Boards of the Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation and ATS Corporation.