Buford Thomas Jr.

Board Member

Buford Thomas, Jr. is Senior Vice President of Training at Science and Engineering Services (SES), LLC.

In this role, Mr. Thomas established a world-class aviation and ground training department with specialization in helicopter aviation, which he developed and leads.  He is a recognized expert in special operations aviation.

Mr. Thomas joined SES after having served for over 30 years in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major. His extensive career as the senior-most non-commissioned officer includes having served as Command Sergeant Major at the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center and Fort Rucker, Alabama and previously as Command Sergeant Major at the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) where he was awarded the Bronze Star for combat operations and the Legion of Merit for outstanding service. As a result of his outstanding military career, he has been inducted into the U.S. Army Aviation Hall of Fame.

Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Touro University.