Senior Military Advisor
Colonel Randall L. Thomsen is the Senior Military Advisor to the Director of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness, Washington, District of Columbia. He is responsible for providing military advice and guidance on programs and policies affecting equal opportunity and diversity management for 1.4 million active duty military, 1.3 million Guard and Reserve, and 782,000 DoD civilian personnel.

Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Thomsen served in squadron, group, wing, major command, air staff, joint, NATO and other Alliance positions. He commanded the 62d Mission Support Squadron at McChord Air Force Base, WA and deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation DESERT STORM and Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He most recently served a two-year tour in Seoul Korea as Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel and Manpower, United States Forces Korea (USFK) and Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Combined Personnel Management, Combined Forces Command (CFC).

EDUCATION:
1988 Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, University of the State of New York, New York
1995 Squadron Officer School
2000 Masters in Human Relations, University of Central Michigan, Mount Pleasant, Mich.
2004 Air Command and Staff College 2004 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Air War College

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one device

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
NATO Medal
Colonel Randall Thomsen