Sep 13, 2023 7:00 AM
Tommy Baril, Allen City Council
Council Objectives/Goals

Tommy is an Assistant Director with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s Defense Capabilities and Management team.  In this capacity, he oversees multiple GAO teams that conduct non-partisan, fact-based, and objective assessments of national security matters.

He currently focuses on Strategic Warfare and Intelligence topics – including military cyberspace operations, cybersecurity, information operations/warfare, intelligence and intelligence-related activities, and NORAD’s operations to protect the United States. Tommy has also overseen bodies of work assessing DOD sensitive activities, insider threats, DOD’s response to national disasters within the United States, and the protection of U.S. forces stationed overseas.  

Since joining GAO, Tommy has briefed members of Congress, meets regularly with Congressional staffers, and has met with leaders from DOD, the State Department, and representatives from foreign governments across the world including in Afghanistan. As a result of his teams’ assessments, Congress has written numerous provisions into law and DOD and other agencies have taken action to improve management and operational matters. 

At the local level, Tommy serves as or has served as a Cub Scout leader; ASA coach; and members of the Allen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Allen CARES COVID team, the Allen Community Development Corporation, and the Allen Downtown Steering Committee. In May 2023, the Allen residents elected Tommy to the Allen City Council.

Tommy graduated from Texas A&M University and lives in Allen, Texas, with his wife and 7 children.