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78: Advocacy and Engagement– with Thomas Constable

In this episode of the Make Your Move podcast, we dive into an exclusive interview with Thomas Constable, a seasoned senior DoD executive who has had a remarkable career in the Pentagon under multiple administrations.

Summary

Throughout his career, Thomas has been focused on governance, assisting the administration in achieving its objectives within the confines of the law and available resources. He has a wealth of experience in addressing complex issues, such as misconduct, and finding solutions through a consultative approach that draws on expertise and data. Thomas has also been deeply involved in advocating for necessary resources and new authorities or laws through engagements with Congress.

Thomas shares his thoughts on leadership, career development, and the importance of inclusivity and diversity within organizations. He provides valuable insights on navigating the intricacies of the Department of Defense and government while emphasizing the need for comprehensive training in managerial and supervisory tasks.

In this candid interview, Thomas opens up about his future aspirations, his desire to teach, and his commitment to helping military officers transition into civilian life. He believes in the power of the “see 1, do 1, teach 1” learning model and hopes to use his experience to influence talent management trends in the coming years.

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01:09 – 09:08 I really tend to be at work a lot.

09:09 – 14:08 I had oversight of the DoD Commissary and DoD education.

14:09 – 20:18 I don’t do politics, I do governance.

20:19 – 26:28 I’m a big fan of how we do business.

26:29 – 38:52 Career progression – from the Army to the Pentagon and beyond.

Your Move

  • Get all the resources from this episode at genemoran.com/78
  • Connect with Thomas Constable on LinkedIn here.

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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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