A senior military official who was quarantining following interaction with another uniformed leader who contracted the coronavirus has tested positive for it, the Marine Corps said Wednesday. Gen. Gary Thomas, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, received the positive test a day after he began quarantining, the service said in a statement.
“In accordance with established Marine Corps COVID policies, General Thomas will continue to quarantine at home. He is experiencing mild symptoms, but otherwise is feeling well,” the statement said.
Thomas is the second senior uniformed official whose coronavirus diagnosis was announced this week, following news that Adm. Charles Ray, the vice commandant of the Coast Guard, tested positive on Monday.