Executive Director, Navy League of the United States. Coast Guard commands included USCGC MANITOU and recruit Training Center Cape May. Flag assignments included Chief, Response (CG-5R), Chief, Human Resources (CG-1) and Commander, Coast Guard District 14 in Honolulu, HI. RADM Thomas was named a United States International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ambassador in 2015.
B.S. in Civil Engineering, Coast Guard Academy; M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College; M.S. in Educational Leadership, Troy State University; Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Institute; Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies; Dept. of Homeland Security Pacific Executive Leadership Program; certificate in Nonprofit Management, Georgetown University; Certified Association Executive (CAE). Awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, Dept. of State Superior Honor Award, and the Sea Services Leadership Association “North Star.”