Tom assumed the position of County Veterans Service Officer May 23, 2003. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of the Veterans Museum & Memorial Center located in Balboa Park, San Diego. He developed an on-going working relationship with the San Diego County Veterans Service Office, the VA Healthcare Systems San Diego, VA Regional Office San Diego and California Department of Veterans Affairs in Sacramento.
Dr. Splitgerber concurrently held the position of local exhibit manager of the World War II through Russian Eyes exhibit located in Balboa Park from February 1999 through July 1999. He spent 30 years as a practicing dentist in the United States Navy in which 15 years were devoted to directing innovative leadership in the health care and service industries. Dr. Splitgerber’s last assignment in the Navy was Commanding Officer of the naval Regional Dental Center San Diego, the Navy’s largest.
He is active in veteran’s affairs in San Diego County as a member of the One VA Advisory Group, and the United Veterans Council. He was elected President of the California Association of County Veteran Service Officers for 2007, and to the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers Executive Committee. He is also active with the Scripps Ranch Theatre as membership chairman.