LTC Todd J. Allison
LTC Allison was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in May 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. His first assignments included serving as a Headquarters Platoon Leader in a General Repair Supply Company and then Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer (XO) managing heavy drop aerial delivery in the 530th QM BN, 507th Corps Support Group Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During this time he deployed in 2001 to Afghanistan, where he was part of Logistics Task Force 530th managing sustainment for coalition and U.S. forces.
After redeployment in 2002 CPT Allison moved to Fort Carson, CO in 2003 where he served for almost three years in numerous staff and command positions across two major deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a Captain he served as the Assistant Squadron S3, S1/Adjutant and Troop Commander in both garrison and two deployments with Support Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment to Al Anbar Province, Baghdad, and Tall Afar in Western Ninewah Province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After re-deployment in 2006 CPT Allison moved the Supply and Transportation Troop as part of the Regiment’s realignment to Fort Hood, Texas where he served as the Troop Commander and S3 until the Regiment reestablished and deployed to the National Training Center in Summer 2007. Just prior to the Regiment’s deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom again in late 2007 he was promoted and served as the Squadron S3 and Regiment’s Support Operation Officer responsible for the concept of support and assisting with the logistics train and advise mission for Ninewah Province including Mosul and Tall Afar.
In 2009, MAJ Allison redeployed to Fort Hood and went on to attend Naval Command and Staff College in Newport Rhode Island where he received a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies. He then was assigned in 2010 to the Directorate for Logistics, Engineering, and Security Cooperation (J4) at the United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii where he served as the Chief, Distribution Plans and Executive Assistant to the USPACOM J4.
In 2014, MAJ Allison was reassigned to Fort Shafter, Hawaii and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel serving in his most recent position as the Commanding General’s Initiative Group Chief in the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.
LTC Allison’s military education includes Quartermaster Officers Basic, Combined Logistics Captain Career Course, Combined Arms Staff Services School, Naval Command and Staff College, and Joint and Combined Warfighting School. He has also graduated from the Petroleum Officer Course, Aerial Delivery Material Officer Course, and attended the Army’s Airborne and Jumpmaster Schools.
LTC Allison’s military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Service Medal (2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 4 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 2. He also is a senior rated Jumpmaster.
Command Sergeant Major Janet F.Thomas
CSM Janet F. Thomas was born in Alexandria, Louisiana in 1972. She graduated from Peabody Magnet High School in 1990 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. She completed Basic Training at Ft. Dix, NJ and AIT at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. She reclassified in 2000 from 91C, Licensed Practical Nurse to 44C Accounting Specialist which is now 36B Financial Management Technician.
Command Sergeant Major Thomas unit of assignments include: 3rd Forward Support BN, Schweinfurt, Germany; 62nd MED BN, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; 18th MASH, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; 208th Finance BN, Mannheim, Germany; NCO Academy, Fort Jackson, SC; 369th AG BN, Fort Jackson, SC; 593rd Force Sustainment BDE, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), WA; 13th Financial Management Support Center (FMSC), Ft. Hood, TX and 175th Financial Management Support Center (FMSC), Fort Shafter, HI. She has held every leadership position from Squad Leader to FMSC Sergeant Major. She assumes responsibilities as the Battalion CSM of the 8th Special Troops Battalion.
Command Sergeant Major Thomas military training include: all Noncommissioned Officer Education Courses and graduated in the top 20% of her classes to include Drill Sergeant School and United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class # 62. In addition, she has attended the Battle Staff Course, Total Army Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, and the First Sergeant Course.
Command Sergeant Major Thomas’ awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2), the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Drill Sergeant Badge, the Theodore Roosevelt Medal, the Bronze Horatio Gates Medal, Nathan Towson Medallion, and she is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.
Command Sergeant Major Thomas holds an Associate Degree in General Studies from Pierce College, a Bachelor Degree in Science from Excelsior College, and she is currently working on her Master of Business Administration from Trident University International.
Command Sergeant Major Thomas is married to Marlon they have three children, Nicholas, Tayveon and Tiana along with three grandchildren A’Myah, Kashis and Peyton.