Lieutenant Colonel Douglas “Craig” Thompson
LTC Craig Thompson was commissioned through the ROTC program at Athens State University-Athens, Alabama in 1997 as a Transportation Officer, Branch Detailed to the Infantry. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
LTC Thompson’s previous assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and Executive Officer, 2-27 Infantry Battalion (Wolfhounds), 3BCT, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI; Company Commander, D/2-58IN, Infantry Training Brigade, Fort Benning, GA; Battalion S3, 831st Transportation Battalion, Naval Support Activity, Bahrain; Support Operations Transportation Officer, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, NY; FSC Company Commander, F/710 Brigade Support Battalion, 2-87 Infantry Battalion (Catamounts), 3IBCT, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY and OEF VI/VII; Brigade S4,174th Infantry Brigade, Fort Drum, NY; Division Transportation Officer, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI and OIF/OND 10-11; Battalion XO, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2SBCT, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, HI and OND 10-11; Joint Operations & Plans Officer, and Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
LTC Thompson graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Webster University. LTC Thompson is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Maneuver Captain Career Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Division Transportation Officer Course, Joint Planner Course, Support Operations Course (PHII), and the Command and General Staff College.
LTC Thompson’s military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. The Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service & Expeditionary Medals and the NATO Medal have been awarded for his deployments. LTC Thompson’s badges include the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. His foreign decoration includes the German Armed Forces Bundeswehr-Gold.