Thomas himself is a retired veteran, having served four years active duty, and four years inactive. He is currently a student at the Nassau Community College, studying sociology and criminal justice.
He is adamant about not aligning himself with a political affiliation.
"American people get caught up into these political groups and political involvements, when they should just vote in the best interests in themselves," he said. Thomas said he hoped to inspire a nation of freethinkers. But right now, he is at least already inspiring other veterans.
"Many veterans have contacted me, many guys from my old unit, they support me," he said. Thomas served with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.
Perhaps Thomas is not aware of how many others he has inspired. He seemed unaware that a Facebook page has started under his name.
"Already? You're lying!" he exclaimed when ABC News told him the page existed. "Send me the link! I have to get on to that really quickly. I can't believe they jumped the gun on me!"