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Mr. Luther Thomas Jr.

Command Executive Officer, Military Intelligence Readiness Command

Mr. Luther Thomas Jr. currently serves as the Command Executive Officer, Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC), Fort Belvoir, VA. Prior to assuming his present assignment in March 2023; he served as the Deputy Chief of Operations, Headquarters, First Army, Rock Island Arsenal, Il.

As the Command Executive Officer of the MIRC, he serves as principal advisor and full-time assistant to the Commanding General (CG) on policy matters relative to various functions of the Army Reserve program and specific missions of the Command.

Mr. Thomas served in the Army and Army Reserve for over 35 years. During his military career, he held numerous active and reserve assignments and has held various leadership positions from the company level to the Department of Defense Staff.

In 2013, he was selected as the Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve. As the Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve, he effectively championed Soldiers’ issues and concerns with regards to training, readiness, and the health and welfare of the force. He also natured key relationships with the Army Staff, Department of Defense Staff, Members of Congress, and the National Commission on the Future of the Army.

In 2016 he was selected as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. In this position, he served as the Chairman of the Department of Defense (DOD) Reserve Forces Senior Enlisted Advisors Council. He served on the Department of Defense Blended Retirement Working Group that planned and evaluated the implementation of the Blended Retirement System.

Mr. Thomas deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1, Operation Enduring Freedom VII&VIII, and mobilized in support of TF Katrina.
He holds an Associate Degree from Midlands Technical College, a Bachelors’ Degree from North Carolina State University, and a Master’s Degree from Touro University International. He has completed the Keystone Course at the National Defense University and the Senior Leaders Course at George Washington University.

His military awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO (ISAF) Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (2), Department of Defense Staff Badge, Army Staff Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Badge.