Colonel Milton Thompson is the Commander of the 30th Troop Command, headquartered in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Thompson, a Nashville native, is the Deputy Director of Human Resources Office at Joint Forces Headquarters, Tennessee National Guard. He enlisted in the Tennessee Army National Guard as a Draftsman and Surveyor in the 194th Engineer Brigade in 1985 and received his commission from Vanderbilt University in 1987.
Thompson deployed and served as the 194th Engineer Brigade’s Adjutant (G-1) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has also served in numerous overseas tours to include Operation “Bright Star” in Egypt and Operation “Key Resolve” in Korea.
Before assuming command of the 30th Troop Command, Thompson was the battalion commander the 301st Troop Command and commanded the 913th CSE Engineer Company as well serving in as various staff positions throughout his career. His awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and numerous other awards.
Thompson is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Adjutant General’s Transition course, Engineer Officer Advance course and the Chemical Officer Basic Course. His civilian education includes a Master’s degree from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee.
(Current as of April 2016)