Thomas Hardaway is a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist. He retired from the U.S. Army after 31 years, serving first as a general pediatrician, and subsequently as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.
He oversaw mental health services for children of active-duty soldiers and airmen in Europe, and served several years as the child psychiatry and mental health consultant to the Army Surgeon General. He was mental health consultant to the Department of Defense school system in Europe, and his main area of interest and research was in issues regarding the impact of deployment and separation of military personnel from their children and families.
Currently Hardaway is practicing child and adolescent psychiatry at the Center for Health Care Services and serves as the medical director for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. He has also served on the Committee for Children's Community Mental Health in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Hardaway is the founder and conductor of the Texas Children's Choir since 1989. The choir has served the civic, military, educational, and charitable communities as its mission. They have sung for the 60th anniversary ceremonies for the D-Day landings in Normandy, France; for families of deploying soldiers and wounded soldiers at various military bases; with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on its weekly broadcast; at the Washington National Cathedral; and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. They most recently performed as the National Children's Choir at Carnegie Hall.