Thomas A. Timmes

Biography

Thomas A. Timmes, a 28 year active duty veteran of the U.S. Army, holds the Bronze Star for Valor and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for combat in Vietnam. He served with the 3rd and 8th Mechanized Infantry Divisions in Germany during the Cold War as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Company Commander, and Battalion and Brigade Operations Officer. Tom has extensive experience with Military Psychological Operations as a Team Leader, an Executive Officer, and Battalion Commander of an airborne unit. Tom also served on the Department of the Army Staff and the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. After retiring as a Colonel, Tom joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense and was involved with the planning, deployment, and execution of numerous overseas military operations. He worked in the Department of Defense for 42 years including 24 years in the Pentagon. Tom earned military and civilian awards including the Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, holds a Master’s Degree in History, and is a member of the National History Honor Society. In 2013, he was designated a Distinguished Member of the Psychological Operations Regiment. Tom is married and has five children and nine grandchildren.

Series

Legio XVII
Manius Tullus rises through the ranks from Legionary to Centurion to Praetor to Proconsul as he leads Legio XVII and other Roman Legions into northern Italy, Austria, and Germania. Eventually, he joins Scipio Africanus in Spain and north Africa and participates in the Battle of Zama and the end of Hannibal.

Books

We Survived!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,960. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After crashing their plane on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, the Kellers’ ten-day guided Alaskan Adventure became a life-and-death struggle to survive the intense cold, feed themselves, and fend off predators while walking across the frozen expanse. Grizzlies bears, wolves, medical emergencies, and interpersonal struggles add to their hardships..
Legio XVII: The Eagle Strikes
Series: Legio XVII. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,010. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
This story follows Titus, son of retired Praetor Manius Tullus of Legio XVII, from the time he marries the daughter of the Cenomani Chief in 205 BC, through his military training, to his participation in the Battle of Cremona in 200 BC and its exciting aftermath.
Legio XVII: Battle of Zama
Series: Legio XVII. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 139,320. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Legio XVII series, Roman Legion at War, Battle of the Danube, and Battle of Zama are historical fiction novels that take place during Rome’s Second Punic War with Carthage (218 - 202 BC). Readers are immersed in battlefield clashes, innovative tactics, strategic planning, and inspiring leadership.
Legio XVII: Battle of the Danube
Series: Legio XVII, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,040. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Readers are immersed in battlefield clashes, innovative tactics, and strategic planning. Timur, Chief of the Cimbri/Teuton Tribes, leads 300,000 people on an epic six year 700 mile migration from Jutland to the Danube River. Timur’s 90,000 man Army overpowers the Suevi Tribe and their Chief appeals to Rome. Manius Tullus leads Legiones XVII, XX, and Aux across the Alps and fights three battles.
Legio XVII: Roman Legion at War
Series: Legio XVII, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,620. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Historical fiction, written by a 28 year U.S. Army veteran. Praetor Manius Tullus, a Cannae survivor, leads Legio XVII on a 30-month independent expedition to face battle-hardened Gallic and Germanic tribes in Northern Italy and Austria. The expedition takes place during the 2nd Punic War and includes authentic Roman history. Readers are immersed in battle strategy, tactics, and fighting

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