MAJ McShea

MAJ Tom McShea

Instructor

American Division Executive Officer

thomas.mcshea@westpoint.edu

Biography


MAJ Thomas McShea was born in Cornwall, New York and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2010. He commissioned as an Armor officer and was first assigned to 1-32 Cavalry, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Bastogne), 101st Airborne (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell.  There he served as a Scout Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, and deployed to Kunar, Afghanistan as a combat advisor to an Afghan National Army reconnaissance company. Following Career Course, CPT McShea was assigned to 2-1 Cavalry, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson. There he served as the Squadron Planner and completed two Troop commands over 22 months. Following command, CPT McShea entered the University of Georgia and graduated in 2020 with an MA in American History. He is currently an instructor in the American History Division at the United States Military Academy. 

Publications & Presentations


Co-authored with CPT Kyle Harnitchek, “’Passing it On:’ Two SFAAT Teams in Afghanistan and Lessons Learned for Future Advisors,” Small Wars Journal (Online), Oct. 27, 2014.