SOURCE: Cargo Security Management

October 05, 2009 12:21 ET

Thomas A. Person Named General Operations Manager of CSMI, Specialists in Deployment and Sustainment of Technology Based Force Protection, Counter-IED, and Counter-Drug Systems

LAWRENCE, MA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - CSMI (, unique technical services organization providing comprehensive, turn-key technical support for the deployment and sustainment of technology based Force Protection, Counter-IED, and Counter-drug systems, has appointed Thomas A. Person General Operations Manager.

According to Michael Thompson, CSMI President, "Prior to joining CSMI, Tom served as Special Operations Logistics Chief for USNORTHCOM J4 Special Operations Support Cell. Earlier assignments include CSMI Program Manager for a major IR/Night Vision fielding and sustainment project in Iraq in support of all USMC EOD Units."

Mr. Thompson added, "Tom is a former US Army Officer who retired in 1997, having spent the majority of his career in Special Operations Forces (SOF) units. He is a combat veteran and has commanded organizations up to the Joint Special Operations Task Force level (JSOTF 2 - Rwanda Africa). Previous experience includes duties as the CENTCOM Desk Officer at the USA Special Operations Command (USASOC) during OEF/OIF where he was instrumental in the largest deployment of Special Operations Forces (SOF) in history. Tom has held various positions with the 75th Ranger Regiment to include the G4 Regimental Logistics Officer where he organized the deployment of 3 Ranger Battalions conducting the largest Airborne Assault since WWII during Operation 'Just Cause.' Past assignments include the Special Operations Command Europe where he was recognized for saving thousands of Hutu and Tutsi tribesmen."

Mr. Person is a graduate of numerous US Military leadership and logistical management courses and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Columbus State University in Science/Education. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Education with East Carolina University.


CSMI is a veteran-owned small business focusing on efficient, hands-on and responsive support for DoD security systems and ancillary components. CSMI technical field teams perform a variety of technical support services for sophisticated technologies fielded to OCONUS locations for security and force protection. Currently supported systems include IED detection systems such as ground penetrating radar, long range IR/Night Vision systems, medium and high energy X-ray systems as well as general security systems such as radiation detection monitors, parcel screening systems and Gamma Ray systems. Each program team is deployed as a turnkey package to provide CONOPS development, system installation, technical maintenance, end user training, logistics support, field management and reporting of program status and statistical data.

Current programs include turnkey technical service and support of OEF/OIF deployed systems including X-Ray security systems, Vehicle Mounted and Portal Gamma Ray Systems, IR/Night Vision systems, Radiation Portal Monitors and Ground Penetrating Radar Systems. Ancillary systems support includes Chassis, HVAC, and Power Generation maintenance, plus local construction oversight.

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