Ernst & Young hires retired Army colonel

By John Liang / March 28, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Ernst & Young LLP has hired retired Army Col. Cleo Thomas to take a senior manager position in the company's Government & Public Sector team, the firm announced today.

Thomas will work on the team's Defense and National Security market segment, according to a company statement. A military veteran for more than two decades, he has served as the J3/chief operations officer for the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DoDIN) as well as the head of the White House Communications Agency, where he provided operational support to President Obama and the White House staff.

Thomas is also a former head of the 516th Signal Brigade, responsible for the Army's largest operational cyber network covering more than 9,000 miles and 16 time zones. He holds a master's degree from the National Defense University and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Tuskegee University.