Randal E. Thomas
Major Genera! Randal E. Thomas was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 28-67, 15 May 1967. His first duty assignment was with the 6lh Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Special Forces A Detachment 102, Republic of Vietnam, Special Forces B Detachment 16, Republic of Vietnam; USAR Control Group, Executive Officer, C-2/130 Infantry, Litchfield, Illinois; Commander, C-2/130 Infantry, Litchfield, Illinois; S-3 Air, 2/130 Infantry, Urbana, Illinois; S-2,2/130 Infantry, Urbana, Illinois; OCS Instructor, IMA, Springfield, Illinois; S-3, IMA, Springfield, Illinois; Battalion Executive Officer, 3/130 Infantry, East St. Louis/Marion, Illinois; Battalion Executive Officer, 2/130 Infantry, Urbana, Illinois; Commander, 2/130 Infantry, Urbana, Illinois; Commander, 2 -129th Regiment (RTI), Springfield, Illinois; Mobilization Planner, STARC, Springfield, Illinois; Operations Officer, 129th RTI, Springfield, Illinois; Commander, 129th Regiment (RTI), Springfield, Illinois; Commander, 66th Brigade, 35th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Decatur, Illinois; Adjutant General, Illinois National Guard and Director of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs, Springfield, Illinois. | General Thomas's military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal w/V device, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 oak leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/1 oak leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four oak leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one silver star, Vietnam Service Medal with four Campaign Stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserves Medal with Silver Hourglass, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Special Forces Tab.