Captain Thomas Koch

Captain Thomas Koch is the Marine Corps Service Representative to the Defense Business Board.

Prior to coming to the Defense Business Board, Captain Koch served in the Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs House of Representatives Liaison Office, where he was part of a small team that led and facilitated strategic engagements with Members of Congress and their staff on various Marine Corps issues. In addition, he planned and executed numerous oversight trips with Members of Congress and their staff to locations both in the US and overseas.

Prior to that, Captain Koch worked in the Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs office in the Pentagon where he helped manage the manpower portfolio – the portfolio primarily aligned with the Military Personnel Subcommittees in both the Senate Armed Services Committee and House Armed Services Committee. Covered issues included total force end strength, sexual assault, gender integration of the military, compensation and retirement reform, and various other issues.

Captain Koch was a 2014 Department of Defense Legislative Fellow, working in the office of Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-CA-53) on various national security and foreign policy issues.

Captain Koch, a combat engineer, was the Commander of Company C, Second Combat Engineer Battalion during his 2012-2013 deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His company was in direct support of Regimental Combat Team 7 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Captain Koch deployed as a Detachment Officer in Charge in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the summer of 2011 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Captain Koch has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the US Naval Academy, and a certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University.