General Thomas D. Mills
Chairman Pro Tem
Brigadier General Mills was elected as Chair in 2011-2013. He led R2W through substantial organizational changes that radically improved client services, employer satisfaction, and community relations.
Assistant Adjutant General, Army Colorado National Guard
Brigadier General Thomas D. Mills was assigned as the Assistant Adjutant General for Army Colorado National Guard 6 August 2005. He provided General Officer command leadership to the 3400 soldiers assigned to the Colorado Army National Guard. He was responsible for the readiness, training, operations, mobilization, and for the allocation of resources in support of the command. He also provided the Adjutant General with recommendations on issues and policies and represents the Adjutant General as required.
BG Mills enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and served as an enlisted soldier until he completed Officer Candidate School as the Distinguished Graduate in 1977. He was assigned to numerous officer positions within Special Forces at each detachment level; in various brigade positions including Detachment Commander, S4, S3 and Executive Officer until his selection Battalion Commander for the 217th Medical Battalion. He was subsequently served as the Brigade Commander for the 89th Troop Command. Other assignments include Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander for the Colorado Army National Guard.
1975 Metropolitan State College – BA Degree – History 1999 United States Army War College 2002 Colorado State University – M. Ed. – Human Resource Studies
1. Apr 77 – Jun 77, Executive Officer, Special Forces Operational Detachment A Company A, 5th Special Forces Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Aurora, CO 2. Jun 77 -Dec 82, S-2, then S-1, 5th Special Forces Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Golden, CO 3. Dec 82 -Apr 86, Training Officer, Detachment 1 Headquarters State Area Command (Troop Command), Golden, CO 4. Apr 86 – Apr 89, S-4, than Assistant S-3, Detachment Commander, Detachment 1, Headquarters State Area Command (Troop Command), Golden, CO 5. Apr 89 – Dec 90, Executive Officer, 193rd Military Police Battalion, Golden, CO 6. Jan 91 – Feb 92, Executive Officer, 5th Special Forces Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Golden, CO 7. Feb 92 – Oct 93, S-3, than Executive Officer, Detachment 1, Headquarters State Area Command (Troop Command), Golden, CO 8. Nov 93 – Aug 94, Chief of Training and Operations, Headquarters State Area Command, Englewood, CO 9. Aug 94 – May 97, Commander, 217th Medical Battalion, Pueblo, CO 10. May 97 – Mar 98, Director of Plans, Operations and Training, Headquarters State Area Command, Englewood, CO 11. Mar 98 – Sep 00, Commander, 89th Troop Command, Denver, CO 12. Sep 00 – Jun 01, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters State Area Command, Englewood, CO 13. Jul 01 – Oct 03, Deputy Commander, Headquarters State Area Command Englewood, CO 14. Oct 03 – Jul 05, Deputy Commander/Chief of Staff Joint Force Headquarters Colorado (ARNG Element) 15. Jul 05 – Aug 05, Assistant Adjutant for Space Colorado National Guard 16. Aug 05 – Present, Assistant Adjutant General for Army Colorado National Guard
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Cluster) Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster) Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Cluster) Air Force Achievement Medal Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 silver 2 bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass Device) Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 2) Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon Special Forces Tab Senior Parachutist Badge