Thomas promoted to Commander April 28, 2021 - 00:00 Posted in: News LTC Russell “Barrett” Thomas was promoted to incoming Tiger Squadron Commander. He assumed command Apr. 21. Thomas commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 2003 as an Infantry Officer. He has served as: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division; Maneuver Trainer for 3/3/6 Iraqi Army Division; Assistant Operations ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!