Military Veteran Directs Historic Event at Kennedy Center
Raquel Riley Thomas is an award-winning producer, director and military veteran. She owns An Officer and Gentlewoman, LLC, a production company that specializes in pageant productions, television commercials and casting.
Raquel is a decorated military veteran, having served nine years in the U.S. Army (5-years Enlisted photojournalist;
Raquel's accomplishments have been noted in both her military and civilian career. In the Army, she was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (2x) and the Army Achievement Medal (3x). Marquis Who's Who of America awarded Raquel the "Lifetime Achievement Award." For her commitment to fighting for military Veteran's rights, Raquel was selected as the "Veteran of the Year" 2011, by Women Veteran's Rock. Raquel was also titled a "Leader of the Future," by Ebony Magazine, Marquis "Who's Who of America," (6-consecutive years), and Washington Business Journal "People on the Move." She was also selected as the "Director of the Year" 2017 by Mrs. America, Inc.