Biography
MALS-12 Executive Officer
Major Shaun E. Thomas

Major Thomas grew up in Yulee, Fl and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in November 1998 as a M1A1 Tank Mechanic. He graduated from Parris Island in February 1999, and then attended Marine Combat Training, and Military Operational Specialty (MOS) School. He attended Florida State University and graduated in May 2004. Corporal Thomas got out of the USMCR in July 2004, and
worked for the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando until returning to the Marine Corps in the summer of 2008. He commissioned as
a Second Lieutenant in August 2008.

In April 2009, he completed The Basic School and then was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 14. Shortly after, he was attached to the Naval Support Activity Athens, Georgia for Aviation Supply Officer School training in August 2009. Upon completion of formal training, he was
designated as an Aviation Supply Officer (MOS 6602).

In December 2009, Second Lieutenant Thomas returned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 14 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, NC. He was then assigned to Marine Aviation Group (MAG) 14 as the MAG Fiscal Officer until February 2011. Returning to MALS 14, First Lieutenant Thomas served in two billets within the MALS Supply Department, including the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Supply Response and Repairables Management divisions. In March 2013, Captain Thomas deployed as the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) MALS Detachment OIC.

In January 2014, Captain Thomas departed MALS-14 and checked into Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 minus (HMLA-773) at Warner Robins Air Force Base, Ga. He served as the Aviation Supply Officer, Ground Logistics Officer, Ground Supply Officer, and Fiscal Officer. In June 2015, Captain Thomas served as the Aviation Combat Element’s S-4 Officer for Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) in 29 Palms, Ca.

In June 2016, Captain Thomas detached from HMLA-773 and was assigned to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), Embassy detachment in Manama, Bahrain. He served as Training, Exercise, and Engagement Officer for the Office of
Military Cooperation.

In July 2018, Captain Thomas departed the U.S. Embassy to Bahrain and reported to Naval Supply Command Weapons Systems Support, Philadelphia. Maj Thomas promoted to his current rank in Sep 2018.

In July 2021, Maj Thomas reported to MCAS Iwakuni to serve as the MALS-12 Supply Officer.

Major Thomas is married to the former Heather Cannon and they have two sons, Dylan Mayer (21), Lucas Mayer (15) and one daughter, Sawyer Thomas (10). His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star, and the Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal. Major Thomas has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Florida State University.