Thamar supports LMI’s engagement with defense and national security customers who contribute to countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD). A former career Army officer, he has more than 30 years’ experience executing and supporting the CWMD mission.
Prior to LMI, Thamar served as principal director performing the duties of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for chemical and biological defense. In this role, he oversaw an annual $1.4 billion joint program responsible for developing and fielding all chem-bio defense equipment and medical countermeasures for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Special Operations Command, and National Guard Bureau.
He joined the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, where he was deputy director of the research and development directorate (chemical/biological) and jointly served as chief of the directorate’s warfighter integration division.
As requirements division chief of the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Thamar directed development of capability requirements for equipment supporting chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN); Army engineer; and military police forces. He previously served as Army G-8 CWMD branch chief at the Pentagon, where he represented the Army as executive agent to the Joint Chemical Biological Defense Program.
Thamar holds a bachelor’s in applied science from Boise State and a master’s in environmental management from Webster University.