A. F. "Tom" Thomas
Commissioner (Texas Texas Military Preparedness Commission)
Home Town: El Paso
A.F. ‘Tom’ Thomas of El Paso is the civilian aide to the secretary of the Army (West Texas). He is a board member and officer of the Association of the U.S. Army, Alliance for Regional Military Support and Southwest Defense Alliance, and a board member of the United Way of El Paso County, Armed Forces YMCA and United Service Organizations Advisory Board. He is co-founder of the Freedom Fiesta Planning Committee, past senior vice president of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and vice president of the Texas Gas Association and Texas Corporate Recycling Council. He is also a member of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, El Paso Better Business Bureau, Keep El Paso Beautiful, and an alumnus of Leadership El Paso. Thomas served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He received a bachelor's degree from Henderson University. Reappointed 5-6-2011.