My name is Tom and I am a former Navy SEAL. I graduated in BUD/S Class 183 in 1992. I served in the SEALs on active duty from 1992-1998. Today I work for a company that designs and manufactures body armor, vehicle armor, and aircraft airmor as well as other survivability/force protections products. I run the body armor portion of the business. I'm joining this forum in an effort to stay more connected with the needs and issues our troops are experiencing today.