Regimental Division,
Office Chief of Signal

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LTG (Ret.) Billy M. Thomas (1992)

LTG (Ret.) Billy Thomas joined the Army in 1962 and served with 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky., during the early years of his career, as well as in Vietnam and Thailand. He also commanded 5th Signal Battalion at Fort Polk, La.; served as assistant chief of staff, G-5 (civil affairs), 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk; commanded 93d Signal Brigade in Germany; served as director of combat developments, Signal Center and School, Fort Gordon, Ga., then deputy commander, Signal Center; and commanded Communications-Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J. The last assignment of his 28-year career was deputy commanding general for research, development and acquisition and U.S. Army Materiel Command.

LTG Thomas’ awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak-leaf cluster, Bronze Star medal with two oak-leaf clusters and Meritorious Service Medal with three oak-leaf clusters. The Signal Regiment inducted LTG Thomas as a Distinguished Member in 1992.

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