VETERAN LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
I'm Tom Silva. I was born and raised in Tracy, CA back when it was a small town just like Galt. After graduating from Tracy High School I joined the California Army National Guard, beginning a career that would span over 33 years. I spent 27 of those years on active duty serving in units all over northern California. I lived in the rural area of Lassen county near Susanville for almost 20 years. That is where I came to appreciate the values that come from living in a small town. It is also why when the time came to relocate my family that we chose Galt as our new home. I have 10 children and 6 grandchildren.
After retiring from the Army, I went back to school full-time using my GI Bill education benefits. I earned 3 separate Associates degrees from San Joaquin Delta College in Business Administration, Accounting, and Interdisciplinary Studies. I graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. I now work full-time at UOP as the Military & Veterans Program Coordinator ensuring that Student Veterans and their family members are successful in achieving their higher education goals.