Interview of Thomas Harris by Charles Lane
November 7, 2014
In 1948, Thomas Harris was born in Elbert County, Georgia, and was then raised in Gainesville, Georgia. A normal childhood with visions of being a Rock and Roll star transformed into a life of military service at the University of North Georgia. In this interview, Lieutenant Colonel Harris speaks about how his military experience has led to the development of his impressive and diverse career path. During his 25 years of service, LTC Harris balanced a family at home with a family in the military. Even after having retired from the Army Reserves, LTC Harris continues to work in a military community with his role as the 5th Battalion TAC at The Citadel. LTC Harris was stationed overseas in Germany and has lived in a military atmosphere the majority of his life, but he also has varied work and service experiences that show just how well rounded he is. Each day LTC Harris gives back with lessons from his years of service that help demonstrate to The Citadel’s Corps of Cadets the core values of honor, duty, and respect.