Major General Thurgood has over 28 years of Army service, both Active and Reserve, and has been mobilized for two active duty tours since Sept 11, 2001. In his civilian capacity, he is the President and CEO of Overseas Military Sales Corporation.
Maj. Gen. Thurgood has commanded at the brigade and division level; prior to his current assignment he served as the Deputy Chief, United States Army Reserve; and the Commander, Army Air Force Exchange Service. He also serves on the Army Staff as member of the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee.
Prior to his mobilization tour of duty, he was the assistant division commander of the 95th Division (Institutional Training) in Oklahoma City, OK.
Maj. Gen. Thurgood has had additional joint experience in the CENTCOM Area of Operation, serving as the Commander of the 143d Transportation Command (Forward), Director of Movement and Distribution, and the Deputy Commanding General, 377th Theater Support Command, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
Maj. Gen. Thurgood was born in Ogden, Utah. He holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University, a Masters degree in Business Administration from Boston University, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a PhD in Organization and Management from Capella University.
Personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, and the Army Achievement Medal, among others.
He is happily married with five children and five grand children. Major General currently resides in Plano, TX.