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Jon Thomas

Corps Grad ’90


Originally from Tampa, Florida, Thomas graduated from the Corps in 1990 with a degree in business administration. He is currently a program manager based out of Maryland.

What are your top three career achievements to date?
My top three career achievements to date are being promoted to principal assistant program manager (GS-15) with Naval Sea Systems Command, completing a rotation assignment with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition, and serving multiple times as unit commanding officer, chief of staff, and executive officer as a Navy reservist.

What are your top three personal achievements to date?
I am a husband and proud father to two boys, and I have received certification as a project management professional (PMP) and defense acquisition, as well as, program management level III.

What are your top three bucket list goals?
My top three bucket list goals are to visit Mt. Rushmore, to visit South Africa, and to visit the Little Big Horn battlefield in Montana.

How did attending The Citadel help position you for success?
My Citadel experience as a leader within the Corps of Cadets prepared me very well for leadership positions within both military and civilian sectors. I graduated from college with the confidence that I could excel in any challenging environment because of the personal challenges I overcame as a cadet. These challenges and experiences directly contributed to my personal, physical, and personal growth. I am very proud that I attended a school that combined academics, physical fitness, and military discipline and I believe that those factors distinguish The Citadel from other colleges.

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