Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Croymans began his military career in October 1975 enlisting in the 740th Transportation Company in Milbank. He spent the first 14 years of his career as an enlisted Soldier – attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He received his commission as a second lieutenant through the South Dakota Military Academy Officer Candidate School in December 1989 and was branched as a transportation officer.
He has held various command and staff positions to include commander of the 1742nd Transportation Company, 88th Troop Command, 139th Brigade Support Battalion and 109th Regional Support Group. At the state headquarters level, Croymans served as the chief of staff, director of the joint staff and most recently as the land component commander.
Croymans has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from South Dakota State University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (5) and the Army Achievement Medal (5)