Thomas (Tom) McNear, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (ret.) was the first member of the Army Star Gate program to be personally trained in Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) by Ingo Swann and the only member Mr. Swann trained through Stage VI; he was the “proof of principle guinea pig.” Tom’s sessions also began to evolve into Stage VII (phonetics), naming many sites by name via phonetics. Paul Smith wrote: “Tom’s results were not just impressive. Some could even be considered spectacular.” In 1985 Tom wrote the first CRV manual based on his training with Mr Swann.
After serving in the Army’s remote viewing program from 1981-1985, Tom continued a successful career in Army counterintelligence and counterespionage. He retired from the Army in 1997.
In 2011, after a 26 year hiatus, Tom performed a successful CRV session with Ingo Swann as his monitor. He has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and continues to serve the Army as a civil servant while living in Seaford, Virginia with his wife of 37 years, Faye VanDyke McNear.
Photo by: Robert M. Knight