Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci
From the Fire Island Tide -- an interview by Elaine Kiesling Whitehouse
Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci has a love for Fire Island that started in his childhood. He also has an impressive record as a naval officer. Twice deployed to Afghanistan, Tom served with a Navy SEAL Team as the Intelligence Department Head. He has spent more than 200 hours flying in Navy aircraft, was a team leader for terrorism analysis and developed briefings for the president.
Tom was selected for some of the most difficult and sensitive leadership positions in the U.S. military. A commissioned naval officer, Lieutenant Commander Tom Croci was selected to represent the U.S. Navy in the White House Situation Room. Tom has also served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Homeland Security Council for two United States presidents.
Now Islip Town is facing a serious budget deficit. Can a man with such an impressive military record find ways to cut the local deficit and raise revenues? He graciously agreed to discuss this issue and more with Fire Island Tide.