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Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas is joining with the Army Reserve Association as Vice President and Executive Director!

"I look forward to advocating for the continued operational readiness of the Army Reserve as resources become more constrained," Thomas stated but he welcomes the challenge. "It's going to be different than what I've done before. I've been standing in front of, in, or behind formations since 1988."

Throughout his military career, Thomas served in numerous active duty and reserve component leadership positions, including Command Sgt. Maj. at the group, brigade, and division level. Then As USAR CSM and presently in ASD (M&RA).

His military and civilian education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Drill Sergeant School, Infantry Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Infantry Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Sergeants Major Course, Class 55, Command Sergeants Major Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the Transition Training Team Course. 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.

A native of Laurinburg, NC and a graduate of Scotland High School, Thomas enlisted in the Army and completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Thomas deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and mobilized in support of Task Force Katrina.

"We are working on further improvements to our website along with overall renewed efforts to support the USAR that will be spearheaded by CSM Luther Thomas" stated Colonel Lind, ARA Director of Field Support Services.

What is the Army Reserve Association (ARA)?
ARA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army and its community based federal United States Army Reserve members, of all ranks, Officers, Enlisted, Civilians, Retirees and family members. Views expressed here may not necessarily represent those of the Department of Defense, the United States Army, or the
 United States Army Reserve, or all of their members.

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