Born and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, CW4 Todman is the 5th of 8 children born to Jean George and the late Eric Todman, Sr. He attended Lockhart Elementary School, Addelita Cancryn Junior High (formerly Wayne Aspinal Junior High) and Charlotte Amalie High School. After high school, he attended Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan where he double majored and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in June 1985. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida in August 1986.
CW4 Todman is married to Julie Smith Todman and together they have three (3) children – Byron, Jr., Myles and Kalil.
CW4 Todman started his military career in the Virgin Islands National Guard in August 1991. He enlisted as a Private First Class (PFC) with a military occupational specialty (MOS) as a Technical Drafting Specialist with the 631st Engineer Detachment. He remained with the Engineers until 1996 when he transferred to the 210th Regional Training Institute (RTI) to become a part of the training team. After two (2) years with RTI, he heard the calling and returned home to the Engineers. In 1999, he attended the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. CW4 Todman completed his basic course at the Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in November 1999.
CW4 Todman’s other professional military education includes his Engineer Warrant Officer Advance Course at Fort Leonard Wood; The Action Officer Course; Military Personnel Officer Course; Military Finance Officer Course; Movement Officer Course, Hazardous Material Handling Course; Master Resilience Trainer Course; and the Warrant Officer Staff Course. CW4 Todman has also completed the Warrant Officer Senior Service Education Course at the Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker.
CW4 Todman deployed to Afghanistan from 2003-2004 with the 631st Engineer Detachment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In February 2005, he took command of the Detachment remained in command through October 2017. CW4 Todman has commanded the unit through missions in Germany, New Mexico, Arizona, Antigua, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
His decorations and awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Component Overseas Training Ribbon, Virgin Islands Meritorious Service Medal, Virgin Islands Commendation Medal, Virgin Islands Long and Faithful Service Medal and the Virgin Islands Emergency Service Ribbon.
As a civilian, CW4 Todman is a licensed professional engineer. CW4 Todman is an active member of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church where he serves as a member of the Rules and Bylaws Committee, Health Ministry Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee. He also serves the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands as a member of the Property and Development Committee.
CW4 Todman is also active in the St. Thomas community. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Resource Center and is the chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee.
CW4 Todman’s professional associations include membership in the Army Engineer Association, Military Officers Association of America, United States of America Warrant Officer Association, National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.