On 31 December 2000 Mr. Thomas retired from the U.S. Army as a Major General after thirty two years in command, staff and operational intelligence positions at every level.In the corporate world he worked as a Vice President for various operations in two smaller companies that, after a series of acquisitions, became a part of BAE Systems. Mr. Thomas left BAE systems in 2011 where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Systems Engineering Solutions. He joined ACADEMI, a private security company as COO and remained with them until accepting the position of CEO and President of Leonie Industries in April 2013. Chuck stepped down as President in 2016 and currently serves as Leonie’s Chairman of the Board. His Army career included Military Intelligence battalion command in Germany, Brigade command in Turkey and command of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca in Arizona. He served as G-2 (senior intelligence officer) of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, GA; Director of the Central Command Joint Intelligence Center in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm; Vice J-2 to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon and Senior Intelligence Officer to Commander, U.S. Army, Europe. His final duty position before retirement was as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, VA.