Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas

Rear Admiral Thomas assumed duties as Assistant Commandant for Human Resources in June 2015. In this capacity, she is responsible for implementing the vision for human capital management; to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse, proficient, effective workforce to meet the current and future needs of the Coast Guard's nearly 60,000 member active duty, reserve and civilian workforce.

Rear Admiral Thomas oversees most of the Coast Guard's human resources field activities. She is responsible for the Coast Guard's health, safety, and work-life programs, sexual assault
prevention/response victim support, and leadership and diversity initiatives. She serves as Chair of the Coast Guard Academy Board of Trustees, Diversity and Inclusion Chief, Warranting Officer Human Systems Engineering, and President of the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Board. Her previous Flag assignments include Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard District and Assistant Commandant for Response Policy.

Rear Admiral Thomas served on CGC
VIGOROUS, VALIANT, and was commanding officer of CGC MANITOU. Further operational
assignments included Group-Air Station Atlantic City, Sector Miami Chief of Response, and
Commanding Officer of Training Center Cape. Rear Admiral Thomas also served in the Coast Guard Academy Admissions Office and at Personnel Command's Enlisted Personnel
Management office. She was also a Program Reviewer at Headquarters, the Executive Assistant to the Atlantic Area Commander and the Atlantic Area Resource Director.

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