Lieutenant General Thomas C. Seamands became the U.S. Army's 48th Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 26 May, 2017. He is responsible for developing, managing, and executing manpower and personnel plans, programs, and policies for the total Army. Prior to this assignment, he served as the Commanding General of Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, KY.
Lieutenant General Thomas C. Seamands is the product of an Army Family. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Dayton and was commissioned through the ROTC program into the Adjutant General's Corps. He is a graduate of the AG Officer Basic Course, AG Officer Advanced Course, and the Army Command and General Staff College. He attained a Master of Science Degree in Management from Webster University, was the Army's Leadership and Management Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Fellow at MIT's Seminar XXI: Foreign Politics, International Relations and the National Interest.
Lieutenant General Seamands' previous assignments include: Director of Personnel Management, Army G1, Washington, DC; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, United States Army Forces Command, Washington , DC; S-1, 649th Engineer Battalion, Germany; Executive Officer, HHC, 1st PERSCOM, Germany; Chief, Personnel Administrative Service Affairs Division, later Chief, Enlisted Strength Management Division, 82d Adjutant General Company, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 82d Replacement Detachment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Officer Strength Management Division, 82d Adjutant General Company, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Personnel Actions, later Executive Officer, 556th Personnel Services Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Deputy G-1, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Chief, Enlisted Distribution Division, United States Army Pacific, Hawaii; Chief, Combat Service Support Team and Continental United States Distribution Team, United States Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Executive Officer, 82d Personnel Services Battalion, later Executive Officer, 82d Soldier Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy Commander, 18th Personnel Group (Airborne) and 18th Soldier Support Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 556th Personnel Services Battalion, later Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Chief of Staff, CJ-1, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq; and Chief, General Officer Management Office, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Pentagon.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.
Lieutenant General Seamands is married. He and his wife have two daughters.