Command Sgt. Maj. (CSM) Angelia D. Thomas is a native of Augusta, Georgia. She entered the United States Army at the Fort Jackson Military Entrance Processing Station, Fort Jackson, South Carolina in June, 1998. She attended Basic Combat and Advance Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina where she was awarded the MOS 71L, Administrative Specialist.

Command Sergeant Major Thomas’s assignments include Administrative Clerk, 21st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023); Administrative Clerk, 36th Medical Evacuation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Postal Sergeant, 510th Postal Company, Mannheim, Germany; Recruiter, Atlanta Recruiting Battalion, Atlanta, Georgia; Platoon Sergeant, 90th Human Resources Company, and Battalion Senior Human Resources Sergeant, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, both at Fort Stewart, Georgia; Senior Drill Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 19th Field Artillery; Senior Human Resources Sergeant, Secretary of the General Staff, United States Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Senior Human Resources Sergeant, 31st Air Defense Artillery; First Sergeant, Graham Resilience Training Campus, all at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Battalion Senior Enlisted Advisor, 6th Battalion and Chicago Military Entrance Processing Station, Chicago, Illinois; G1 Sergeant Major, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Camp Henry, Daegu, South Korea; and Chief Human Resources Sergeant, 7th Signal Command (Theater), Fort Gordon, GA. Command Sergeant Major Thomas’s operational deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq and Kuwait).

Command Sergeant Major Thomas has completed every level of professional military education culminating as a graduate of Class 70 from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. She has completed various military training to include Battalion Command Pre-Command Course, the TRADOC Initial Military Training (IMT) Pre-Command Course, United States Army Recruiter School, Army Basic Instructor Course, and the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy. She also earned an Associate in General Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management from American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia.

Command Sergeant Major Thomas’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7OLC), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Superior Unit Award, and various unit and service medals and ribbons.