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COL Ted Thomas

COL Ted Thomas
Mission Command Capability Development Integration Directorate (MC CDID)

COL Ted Thomas is a native of Deerfield, New York. He graduated from Niagara University, Lewiston, New York, in May 1993 and was commissioned as an Armor Officer.

COL Thomas graduated with a Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Niagara University ROTC program with a minor in Military Science. He received a Master of Science degree in Training and Instructional Design from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005. He is a Commandant List graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course and the Armor Captains Career Course taught at Fort Knox, Kentucky. COL Thomas graduated from the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1998 and the Command and General Staff College in 2006. In June 2016 he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

COL Thomas’ previous assignments include: Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Troop Executive Officer B Troop, 1st Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment (Fort Bliss, Texas); Assistant S3, 1st Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment (Fort Carson, Colorado); Battalion Maintenance Officer and Company Commander of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (Fort Hood, Texas); Commander Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (Fort Hood, Texas); Cavalry Observer Controller Team Chief, 2nd Battalion, 314th Regiment, 78th Division (TS) (Geneva, New York); Assistant Professor of Military Science Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, New York); Force Integration Officer and Force Structure Analyst, 3rd Army/US Army Central (Fort McPherson, Georgia/Camp Arifjan, Kuwait); Force Integration Officer, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command (Fort McPherson, Georgia); Requirements Branch Chief, NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan (Camp Eggers, Kabul); Brigade Combat Team Organizational Integrator and subsequently Testing and Evaluations Team Chief, G-3/5/7 US Army Forces Command (Fort Bragg, North Carolina); Curriculum Developer for Force Management Instruction, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Chief, Concepts and Requirements Division, Mission Command Capability Development and Integration Directorate (MC CDID), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

COL Thomas’ decorations include the Bronze Star, six Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, Afghan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, and two National Defense Service Medals.