Thomas, Donnie, USA, COL: 202-685-4262

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Colonel Thomas graduated from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina as a Distinguished Military Graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Subsequently he received a Regular Army Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps.  He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.  Additionally, he attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  His military education includes the Military Police Basic and Advanced Courses, and the Army Command and General Staff College.

Colonel Thomas military assignments include a wide variety of command and staff positions.  He began his career as a Platoon Leader in the 523rd Military Police Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.  He was then assigned to the 142nd Military Police Company, Yongsan, Korea, as a Platoon Leader.  Upon completion of the Military Police Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Thomas was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina in the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) as the Brigade Operations Officer, followed by company command of the 21st Military Police Company (Airborne).  Subsequently, he received an assignment as the Battalion Operations Officer of the 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne).  After completing his tour at Fort Bragg, Colonel Thomas assumed the positions of Chief, Training Branch, Aide-De-Camp to the Commanding General and Secretary of the General Staff for the Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Subsequently, he received an assignment as the Group S3, 701st Military Police Group (CID).  Following his attendance at the United States Army Command and General Staff College, he assumed positions of Battalion S3 and Executive Officer, 728th Military Police Battalion, Daegu, Korea.  Following his tour in South Korea Colonel Thomas assumed the position of Chief of Military Police Operations, 3rd Army Provost Marshal Office Fort McPherson, Georgia.  After serving in 3rd Army, Colonel Thomas returned to South Korea where he commanded the 94th Military Police Battalion, Yongsan Korea. After battalion command, Colonel Thomas deployed ISO Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was assigned as the Deputy Brigade Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After Iraq Colonel Thomas commanded the Joint Detention Group, JTF GTMO, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After a tour as the Deputy Director of the Joint Security Office and Provost Marshal for United States Central Command, he started with Capstone in 2016.

Colonel Thomas awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean National Defense Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal the Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the British Parachutist Badge. 

Colonel Thomas is married and has four children.