Mr Thomas Randall was born on 31 August 1947 in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1969, he graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
From January 1970, he attended the Officer Candidates' School, US Navy Supply Corps School and US Navy Submarine School. One year later, he assumed a position of Supply Officer, U.S.S. Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658)(Gold Crew). In August 1972, he became a Staff Supply Officer, Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander Submarine Force of the US Atlantic Fleet.
From 1975 through 1978, he studied at the University of Virginia, where he gained a law degree (J.D.). In August 1978, he joined the Naval Legal Service Office at Norfolk, Virginia, where he was successively a Head Trial Counsel, Head of Claims, Head of Command Services and Defence Counsel.
In July 1982, he was assigned as the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commander of Submarine Squadron FOURTEEN, Holy Loch, Scotland.
In 1985, he received a Master of Laws in International Law from the University of Virginia. He entered the Office of the Legal Advisor and Legislative Assistant, Office of the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in July 1986, he moved to the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy in the International Law Division.
In June 1988, he went back to Europe where he worked at the Office of the Legal Advisor at HQ USEUCOM, Stuttgart, Germany. In June 1991, he was the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commander-in-Chief, US Naval Forces Europe, in London, England.
He retired from the Navy as a Captain, U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps in October 1995, and then was selected as the civilian legal advisor within the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
In March 2002, Mr. Randall became the Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General, International and Operations Law Division at HQ USAF, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Randall assumed his present position as Legal Advisor since 1st May 2005.
Mr. Randall has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Navy Legion of Merit, and other military and civilian commendations.
He is married to Valentyna (Valya) Dyecheva of Odessa, Ukraine. They have one daughter, Vlada.