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CSM Donald E. Thomas

Sergeant Major of the 720th Military Police Battalion, 89th MP Brigade
1991 to 1995

CSM Thomas, a native of Fairfax, Va., was drafted into the United States Army on January 26, 1971.

        After completing Basic and Military Police Advanced Individual Training, he was assigned to numerous installations both stateside and overseas.

        CSM Thomas concluded his career as the Command Sergeant Major, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea, and Eighth United States Army, Yongsan, Korea.

        CSM Thomas began serving as the Assistant Director of NCO & Enlisted Affairs, now known as NCO & Soldier Programs, Association of the United States Army, shortly after his retirement. CSM Thomas is married to the former Mitzie Dumas.


        His military education, in addition to Basic and Advanced Individual Training, included Military Police Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Military Police Investigation Course and the United States Army First Sergeant Course. CSM Thomas is a graduate of the United States Sergeants Major Academy Class #31, Fort Bliss, Texas. He also holds an Associate in Arts Degree from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of the State of New York.

Overseas Assignments:

* Military Policeman, Company B, 385th Military Police Battalion, Stuttgart, Republic of Germany.
* Platoon Sergeant/Internal Security NCO, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium.
* First Sergeant, Military Police Company, United States Chemical Activity, Johnston Island.
* Command Sergeant Major, 92nd Military Police Battalion, Republic of Panama.
* Command Sergeant Major, 8th Military Police Brigade, Yongsan, Korea.

Stateside Assignments:

* Squad Leader, Safeguard Command Military Police Company, Nekoma, N.D.
* Training, NCO, 437th Military Police Company, Fort Belvoir, Va.
* Military Security Force, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
* First Sergeant, 259th Military Police Company, White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
* Provost Sergeant Major, Air Defense Center & Fort Bliss, Texas.
* Command Sergeant Major, 720th Military Police Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

Awards & Decorations:

* Legion of Merit
* Meritorious Service Medal (fifth award)
* Joint Service Commendation Medal (second award)
* Army Commendation Award
* Humanitarian Service Medal
* Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
* Army Achievement Medal
* National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
* Army Service Ribbon
* Overseas Ribbon (numerical five)
* Military Police Hall of Fame (2004)

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