Tom McGurn was born and raised in Yonkers New York and attended Sacred Heart High School.
He is a combat veteran of two wars and has served his nation for forty years as an Army Aviator. Tom served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. After arriving home from Vietnam, Tom attended and graduated the US Army flight instructor pilot course and immediately started to train young pilots. He attended numerous US Army sponsored courses including the Electronic Warfare course. He served in the Iraq War (2004-2005) where he was assigned to the G3 Air section of the Division TOC to coordinate the 42nd Divisions air movement assets. Based on his training, he was the Tactical Operation Officer.
In addition to his active duty, Tom was in the New York Army National Guard. He is a retired supervisor of the Westchester County Police Department where during this dual career path he was a Detective, and Detective Sergeant in Narcotics along with many varied police assignments.
Chief McGurn retired in 2008 from the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer Four.