Warrant OfficerHistorical Foundation

(formerly Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation)

A Non-Profit  501 (c) (3) Public Charity

'Preserving Army Warrant Officer History

Founded May, 29, 2003


Chief Warrant Officer 5, U.S. Army Retired

Director, Corporate Secretary, and Co-Founder



CW5 Thomas A. Piatti, U. S. Army Retired, was born in Jersey City, NJ, in 1951.  In January 1972, Tom was drafted in the Army and his first assignment was with the 142d Transportation Company, DaNang, Vietnam. After assignments at Fort Meade, MD, and Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (ODCSPER), Headquarters Department of the Army in the Pentagon.  He was appointed as a Warrant Officer, Adjutant Generals Corp, in February 1980.


Over his 30 year Army career Tom has had assignments in the United States, Germany,.  and Korea.  His final assignment as a CW5 in 2002 was as Personnel Officer for soldiers serving in the Army Attaché Program in 127 countries.  During his career he was awarded two Legions of Merit, six Meritorious Services Medals, Air Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals and many other service and campaign decorations. 


Tom joined the U. S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) in 1980.  He served as Secretary and Treasurer Frankfurt Silver Chapter; Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President Fort Meade Chapter; National Vice President, National President and Past National President, USAWOA; Director, Secretary, Director, and Co-Founder, Warrant Officers Heritage Foundation (2003-present)


Tom and his wife Joyce live in Berlin, MD.  They have two children; their five grandchildren include a set of twins.  His hobby is restoring 1960’s Volvo P1800 series coupes.   


Warrant Officer Historical Foundation positions held:

2003 to present, Director and Corporate Secretary.


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