Thomas Magness

Eagle Leadership


Since first entering the U.S. Army as a cadet at the United States Military Academy, Tom has been a leadership “work in progress.” He has led military organizations from Platoon to Brigade. His unique background combines his service and education as a professional engineer with the confidence and professional development that comes from being an “Airborne Ranger!”

As a commander (CEO) with the US Army Corps of Engineers, he has completed numerous projects as part of multi-billion dollar construction programs ranging from locks and dams, to the border fence in Southern California and Southern Arizona, to large infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. He has taught engineering at the Military Academy at West Point and served as a coach / consultant at the Army’s National Training Center. His final assignment in uniform was as commander (CEO) of a $5B construction program, leading 1,500 civilians and military in Afghanistan.

Following retirement, Tom served as COO for a $300M international construction company until leaving to start Eagle Leadership, teaching high-impact leadership strategies across the Country. He has published a highly impactful book on leadership – Leader Business: Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies for any Organization.

Since 2011, Tom has conducted leadership seminars and keynote addresses for over 50,000 leaders in organizations including: GE; Proctor & Gamble; Mercedes Benz; Fidelity; Orange, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego County; US Army; US Navy; VA; and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.