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MG Terry M. "Max" Haston, The Adjutant General
Major General Terry M. "Max" Haston Photo

The Adjutant General Tennessee National Guard

Major General Terry M. "Max" Haston was appointed Tennessee's 75th Adjutant General on 1 January 2010.  He is responsible for the supervision of the Military Department of Tennessee that includes the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, and the Tennessee State Guard.

 

Before his appointment, Maj. Gen. Haston served as the Assistant Adjutant General, Army and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Training and Operations / J-3 for Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee.

 

Maj. Gen. Haston was then assigned to 3-67 Armor, 2nd Armored Division where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader and Battalion S-4.

 

Upon leaving active duty in 1983, Maj. Gen. Haston joined the Tennessee Army National Guard where he commanded Company M, 3/278th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Rockwood, Tennessee.  In 1987, Maj. Gen. Haston joined the Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) program and served as the 3/278th ACR Training Officer and S-3 until joining the 278th Regimental staff in 1989.

 In 1992, he assumed the duties as the Regimental S-3 until 1997 when he became the Commander of Third Squadron, 278th ACR (Phantom Raider Squadron).  Simultaneously, Maj. Gen. Haston served as the Training Officer for the Tennessee Army National Guard.

 

Following the completion of the resident course, U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA, Maj. Gen. Haston became the 7th Commander of Tennessee's largest unit, the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, headquartered in Knoxville, TN.

 

After leaving command, Maj. Gen. Haston was assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff, for Operations and J-3, Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee.  In May 2005, Maj. Gen. Haston mobilized and deployed as the Chief of Reserve Components, Multi-National Corps Iraq (XVIII Airborne Corps).  Upon completion of his tour in the Middle East, he returned as the J-3, JFHQ TN.

EDUCATION:

Maj. Gen. Haston is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advance Courses at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Tactical Commander's Development Course and Command and General Staff Course at FT Leavenworth, KS.  He is also a resident graduate of the United States War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania where he received his Masters Degree in Strategic Studies.

AWARDS:

• Legion of Merit

• Bronze Star Medal

• Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC)

• Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC)

• Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC)

• National Defense Service Medal

• Overseas Service Ribbon

• Iraq Campaign Ribbon

• Global War on Terrorism Medal

• Army Service Ribbon

• Armed Forces Reserve Medal

• Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal

• Tennessee National Guard Commendation Ribbon

• Tennessee Army National Guard Service Ribbon (2 OLC)

• Tennessee Army National Guard Volunteer Ribbon

• Combat Action Badge

• Army Parachute Badge

• Indonesian Parachute Badge (Honorary)

• Order of Saint George, Silver

(Current as of 1 February 2014)

MG Jeffrey H. Holmes, Deputy Adjutant General

Deputy Adjutant General

Major General Jeffrey H. Holmes is the Deputy Adjutant General, Tennessee National Guard. He is  responsible to the Adjutant General for the supervision of training and readiness for the more than 14,000 Soldiers and Airmen within the Tennessee National Guard.

 

In addition to his duties as the Deputy Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Holmes serves as the Assistant for Reserve Affairs, US Army Chief of Engineers in Washington, DC.  Holmes duties include assisting the Chief of Engineers in carrying out his responsibilities to the Army Chief of Staff and serve as the senior Army National Guard Engineer representative to the Chief of Engineers. He will provide recommendations regarding mobilization in support of national emergencies, homeland security, contingency operations and the rapid activation of engineer units in support of wartime mobilization missions.

Before his assignment as the Deputy Adjutant General, he served as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army (Traditional) and as the Commander of the 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard. The 194th Engineer Brigade is one of the Army’s most diverse multi-functional engineer brigades consisting of an engineer battalion, an engineer detachment, and two Military Police Battalions.

 

Major General Holmes enlisted as an Armor Crewman in 1979 and was commissioned Field Artillery from Tennessee Military Academy Officer Candidate School in 1984. Holmes commanded the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment during its deployment to Iraq in 2010, and as the Commander of 3rd Squadron, 278th ACR in Operation Iraqi Freedom III in 2004-2005. He graduated in 1985 from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture, and is a 2008 graduate of the United States Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies.

 

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Action Badge, Army Reserve Components Achievement Ribbon (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal , Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M device, Gold Hourglass and numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon , Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with numeral 2), Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Ribbon, Tennessee National Guard Commendation Ribbon, Tennessee National Guard War Service Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Tennessee National Guard Service Ribbon (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster with Bronze Service Star), Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon, Tennessee National Guard Outstanding Unit Performance Commendation.

 

 

(As of 13 Jan 2015)

Brig Gen Don Johnson, Assistant Adjutant General, Air
Brig. Gen. Donald L. Johnson Photo

Assistant Adjutant General, Air

Brig. Gen. Donald L. Johnson is the Assistant Adjutant General, Air for the Tennessee National Guard. In this capacity, Brig. Gen. Johnson commands and insures the readiness of Tennessee's three flying and three mission support units. The flying units consist of the 118th Wing in Nashville, the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis and the 134th Air Refueling Wing in Knoxville. The support units are the 119th Command and Control Group in Knoxville, the 241st Engineering and Installation Squadron in Chattanooga and the 236th Intelligence Squadron in Nashville.

 

Before his appointment as the ATAG, Air, Brig. Gen. Johnson served as the Deputy Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services for the Air National Guard in Washington, DC. As the Deputy Director, he was responsible for the oversight and direction of all day to day activities with the A1 Directorate supporting 107,600 Air National Guard members worldwide.

 

Brig. Gen. Johnson entered service with the active duty Air Force in October of 1976. Upon completion of basic training and tech school he was assigned to the 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, SC. He enlisted in the Air National Guard with the 134th Air Refueling Wing in 1978 serving as a Crew Chief on KC-135 aircraft. Brig. Gen. Johnson was commissioned in 1986 through the Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANG Base, Knoxville, TN. He completed Logistics Plans training and was assigned to the 134th Air refueling Wing in Knoxville as the Installation Mobility Officer.

Brig. Gen. Johnson served the wing in various capacities in his ANG career, including Logistics Plans Officer, Supply Officer, Maintenance Operations Flight Commander, Aircraft Generation Squadron Commander, Mission Support Flight Commander, and the Advisor to the Commander, Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver, Colorado before his assignment as the Deputy Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services for the Air National Guard.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. March 1977 – Crew Chief; 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, SC

2. May 1978 – Crew Chief; 134th ARW, Knoxville, TN

3. November 1986 – Logistics Plans Officer; 134th ARW, Knoxville, TN

4. June 1993 – Supply Officer; 134th ARW, Knoxville, TN

5. July 1995 – Aircraft Maintenance Officer; 134th ARW, Knoxville, TN

6. February 1999 – Personnel Officer; 134th ARW, Knoxville, TN

7. March 2007 – ANG Advisor; Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, CO

8. Jan 2011 – Deputy Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services for the Air National Guard, Arlington, VA

9. April 2011 – Assistant Adjutant General, Air, Tennessee National Guard, Nashville, TN

 

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATES

Second Lieutenant   -   Nov. 6, 1986

First Lieutenant   -   Nov. 22, 1988

Captain   -   Nov. 23, 1990

Major   -   Nov. 23, 1994

Lieutenant Colonel   -   Mar. 9, 1999

Colonel   -   Apr. 29, 2008

Brigadier General   -   Sep. 23, 2011

 

EDUCATION

1985 Associate of Science degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technologies, CCAF, USAF

1986 Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Tusculum College, Greenville, TN

1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

1999 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL

1994 Masters of Arts degree in Applied Organizational Management, Tusculum College, Greenville, TN

2001 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL

 

 

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leave clusters

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 2 devices

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Current as of 13 January 2014))

BG Tommy Baker, Assistant Adjutant General, Army
Brigadier General Tommy H. Baker Photo

Assistant Adjutant General, Army

Brigadier General Tommy H. Baker is the Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Tennessee National Guard. He assists the Adjutant General with the responsibility for the training and supervision of 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen in the Tennessee National Guard.

 

Brig. Gen. Baker has served as a Cavalry and Armor Officer, Maintenance and Logistics Officer and in various command and staff assignments within the Tennessee Army National Guard.  Most recently, Brig. Gen. Baker served as the J-4 for Joint Force Headquarters-Tennessee.  As the J-4, Brig. Gen. Baker was responsible for the Logistics and Maintenance operations for the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard.

 

Brig. Gen. Baker was commissioned in 1985 from Tennessee Military Academy and is a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee-Martin with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration. He received his Masters Degree in Business Administration Military Management from Touro University, and is a 2011 graduate of the United States Army War College with a Masters in Strategic Studies.

 

 

He deployed to Kuwait in 2004 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom III serving as the Theater Combat Service Support Automation Management Officer, and again in 2008 as the Commander of the 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Q-West, Iraq.

 

His awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

Patrick Sheehan, Director, TEMA

Director, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA)

Patrick Sheehan serves as the Director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA).

 

Sheehan was formerly the operations administrator for the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.  During his time as administrator, Sheehan led Ohio’s Emergency Operations Center and the Radiological and Preparedness Branches, successfully managing the state’s response to several declared emergencies including the 2014 Ebola event, a 2014 drinking water crisis in Toledo, a statewide propane shortage in 2014, and a 2012 statewide long-term power outage and heat wave impacting 33 Ohio counties.

 

Sheehan joined the Ohio Emergency Management Agency in 2004 as part of the finance staff and was consistently promoted to various leadership roles in the agency. As operations administrator he spearheaded the formation of an emergency management watch office to provide constant monitoring of emergency situations and immediate response operations.

 

Sheehan is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and completed additional studies in business and public administration at Ohio State University and Capital University. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a chemical operational specialist.

COL (Ret) William P. Wenzler, Director, Administrative Services
COL (Ret) William P. Wenzler Photo
BG Kurtis J. Winstead, Director of the Joint Staff

Director of the Joint Staff, Tennessee National Guard

Brigadier General Kurtis J. Winstead serves as the Director of the Joint Staff Army Element - Army for the state of Tennessee.  He reports directly to the Adjutant General for Joint Force matters and assists in the external affairs functions including: presenting and enforcing National Guard policies, plans, and programs.  As the Director of the Joint Staff he presides over the National Guard Staff and represents Army and Air capabilities, requirements, policy, plans, and programs in joint operations.  Under the authority of the Adjutant General, the Director of the Joint Staff also designates personnel and resources.

 

General Winstead’s career began late 1990 during soldier preparations in support of “Desert Storm” starting in January 1991. General Winstead direct commissioned as a 1stLieutenant in the Judge Advocate General Corp, assigned to the 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard. General Winstead served as the Command Judge Advocate, 194th Engineer Brigade, during Operation Iraqi Freedom III 2004-2006, Iraq.

COMMISSIONING SOURCE:

Direct Appointment

 

 

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:

1988, Juris Doctor, University of Richmond, Virginia

1982, Bachelor of Science, Centre College (Economics and Management)

 

 

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:

2010, Army War College

1998, Command and General Staff College

1995, Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course

1992. Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course

 

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S):

None

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

First Lieutenant, 18 August 1990

Captain, 26 March 1992

Major, 05 August1996

Lieutenant Colonel, 25 September 2001

Colonel, 29 October 2009

Brigadier General, 15 February2017

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1.  August 1990 – August 1996, Judge Advocate General, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 194th Engineer Brigade, Nashville, Tennessee

2.  August 1996 – October 1996, Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 194th Engineer Brigade, Jackson, Tennessee

3.  October 1996 – September 1999, Assistant Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 30th Separate Armor Brigade, Dyersburg, Tennessee

4.  September 1999 – August 2001, Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 194th Engineer Brigade, Jackson, Tennessee

5.  August 2001 – August 2004, Command Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 194th Engineer Brigade, Jackson, Tennessee

6.  January 2006 – November 2009, Command Judge Advocate, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 194th Engineer Brigade, Jackson, Tennessee

7.  November 2009 – February 2017, Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, Nashville, Tennessee

8.  February 2017 – Present, Director of the Joint Staff Army Element, Army, Tennessee

 

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS:

None

 

 

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

1. October 2004 – January 2006, Command Staff Judge Advocate, 194th Engineer Brigade, Iraq

 

 

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster

Army Achievement

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters

National Defense Service Medal with one Campaign Star

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device

Meritorious Unit Citation

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon with Bronze Arabic Numeral 3 Device

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Tennessee National Guard War Service Ribbon

Tennessee National Guard Governor’s Commendation Ribbon

Tennessee National Guard Service Ribbon with four Oak Leaf Clusters

Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon

 

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION:

None

 

 

 

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

Attorney, Rudy, Winstead, Turner, PLLC, Nashville, Tennessee 37212

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

Admitted to Practice:

           Tennessee (1988)

           Supreme Court of the United States (2000),

           U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1993),

           U.S. District Court of Tennessee: Eastern (1997), Middle (1988), Western (1997)

Law School:

             Moot Court Board

             Negotiations Board

             Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity

             Studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, summer 1986

Memberships:

            Franklin Noon Rotary

            Williamson, Inc. Chamber of Commerce

            Nashville, Williamson County, Tennessee and American Bar Associations

            Nashville Business Forum (former)

            Franklin City Club

            Temple Hills Club

            V.F.W. Post 9543

             National Guard Associations of Tennessee and United States

             Honorary Tennessee Colonel Aide-de-Camp, Governor’s Staff 1988

 

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

Distinctions:

         Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

         Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator

         National Institute for Trial Advocacy (1994)

Battle Ground Academy Board of Trust (present)

                           Vice-Chair & Executive Committee

                           Chair of Strategic Planning Committee

                           Chair of Search Committee for Head of School

                           Former member Advancement, Athletic and Natural Resources Committees

                Chair Family Council (2007-08); member (2006-08)

                Co-Chair Annual Fund (2007-09)

                Board of Visitors (2006-09)

 

Leadership Middle Tennessee Board (present)

                Co-President Leadership Middle Tennessee Class of 2015

Franklin Tomorrow Board (present)

                Co-Chair Operations & Policy Committee

                Finance &Development Committee

Tennessee National Guard Excellence in Leadership Foundation Board (present)

                Charter board member

Industrial Development Board of Williamson County (present)

Tennessee Arts Commission (2008-2012)

                 Chair Allocations Committee (2011-12)

                 Co-Chair Executive Director Search Committee (2011-12)

                 Secretary (2010-11)

                 Gubernatorial appointee (2008) for 7th congressional district Tennessee

 

 

BG Jason R. Cripps, Chief of Staff, Air

Chief of Staff, Air

Brigadier General Jason R. Cripps is the Chief of Staff-Air for the Tennessee Joint Force Headquarters, Nashville, TN.

BG (TN) Craig Johnson, Tennessee State Guard

Commanding General Tennessee State Guard

Brigadier General Craig Johnson is the Commanding General, Tennessee State Guard. He is responsible for the operation, training, and readiness for this organization that has four regiments each located in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.

 

Prior to assuming command of the all volunteer force, Brig. Gen. Johnson served with distinction for over 30 years in the Tennessee Army National Guard. In his last assignment he served as Commander, 194th Engineer Brigade, headquartered in Jackson, Tenn.

 

Brig. Gen. Johnson holds a Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee School of Law. He is a licensed attorney and has been a Circuit Judge in the 14th Judicial District of the State of Tennessee since 1998, where he presides over criminal felony trials and civil jury trials. He is also a graduate of the National Judicial Academy in Reno, Nevada and the Administrative Office of the Courts Tennessee Judicial Academy.

 

The Tennessee State Guard is the all-volunteer arm of the Tennessee Military Department and is headquartered in Nashville. It consists of approximately 500 personnel and is authorized by Tennessee Code Annotated 58 1-401.

 

 

 

COL Byron Deel, Chief of the Joint Staff

Chief of the Joint Staff, Tennessee National Guard

Colonel Byron Deel is the Chief of the Joint Staff, Tennessee National Guard.  He is responsible for the manning, training, and supervision for the Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the Adaptive Battle Staff.  In the event of catastrophic disasters within the state, the Battle Staff is charged with the responsibility of providing directed response to civilian organizations.

 

COL Deel enlisted in Company A, 473rd Support Battalion of the 30th Armored Brigade of the Tennessee Army National Guard in 1985.  Prior to that time he had received his Bachelors Degree from Welch College in 1981 and his Masters Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1983.  COL Deel was commissioned Adjutant General Branch from Tennessee Military Academy (OCS) in 1987.  His military education includes the Adjutant General Basic Course Fort Jackson, SC 1988, Master Fitness Trainer Course Fort Benning, GA 1992, Armored Officer Basic Course Fort Knox, KY 1993, Adjutant General Advanced Course Fort Jackson, SC 1998, Captains Career Course Fort Leavenworth, KS 1998, and Command, General Staff College Fort Dix, NJ 2002, and Military Police Transition Course Fort Leonard Wood, MO 2009.

 

Deel has served stateside as Company Commander of the 173rd Personnel Support Company, Operations Officer of the 130th Rear Area Operations Center, Executive Officer of the 105th Personnel Battalion, Assistant Professor of Military Science at Middle Tennessee State University, Commander of the Joint Counterdrug Task Force, Commander of the 117th Military Police Battalion, Executive Officer for 30th Troop Command and the state Active Guard and Reserve Manager.

 

COL Deel was deployed to Bosnia in 2001 as the Deputy Political Advisor for the 29th Infantry Division in support of Operation Joint Forge.  He was responsible for supporting the State Department representatives with intelligence, military liaison and security.  He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005 as an Embedded Team Trainer as part of the 196th Field Artillery Brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He served as a mentor in Intelligence and Operations to the staff of an Infantry Battalion of the Afghan National Army.

His awards include the Bronze Star, The Meritorious Service Medal (8 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge, Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal and the Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug Service Ribbon.

 

(Current as of 7/1/2016)

 

 

COL Steven E. Reece, Chief of Staff, Army

Chief of Staff, Army

Colonel Steven E. Reece was assigned to serve as Tennessee’s Chief of Staff on 01 January 2017. He serves as the Adjutant General’s principle executive assistant and advisor, exercising executive management authority for direction, coordination, supervision, and training of the staff, while directing the efforts of coordinating and special staff officers.

 

Before his assignment, Colonel Reece served as the State Aviation Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Aviation; Commander of the Counterdrug Task Force; 30th Troop Command Administrative Officer; and Executive Officer for 4th Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

 

Colonel Reece is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He commissioned as a 2LT in the Tennessee Army National Guard in 1989 and became a helicopter pilot in 1990 with 4th Squadron/ 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.  He served in the Squadron until 2006 as a Platoon Leader, Company Commander twice, Assistant Operations Officer, Personnel Officer, Operations Officer and Executive Officer.  From 2006 to 2009 he served with the 30th Troop Command as Brigade Training Officer/Administrative Officer.  COL Reece deployed in 2007 to Afghanistan as an Embedded Trainer to the Afghan Army.

 

 

Col W. David Dockery, Director of Staff, Air
Colonel David W. Dockery Photo

Director of Staff, Air

Colonel David W. Dockery is currently the Director of Staff-Air for the Tennessee Joint Force Headquarters, Nashville, TN.  He plans and formulates executive support functions for the Adjutant General and Assistant Adjutant General-Air on all ANG issues and requirements as well as representing the National Guard in their absence. He provides oversight to three ANG flying wings and three non-flying units comprised of 1090 FT/3431 PT personnel. Directs and implements the policies of senior USAF, ANG, and State leadership, conveying command intent to the field. Col Dockery serves as senior manager for the Recruiting and Retention function for the TN ANG ensuring staffing meets end strength goals.

 

Colonel Dockery received his commission in April 1991 as a graduate of Academy of Military Science. After completing undergraduate navigator training, he transitioned to the KC-135E, assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Squadron, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, TN. During this assignment, Colonel Dockery flew missions in in support of Coalition ground forces in Allied Force and enforced no fly zones in both Northern and Southern Watch.

Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Dockery was the Deputy Director/Acting-Director, Plans and Programs (NGB A8A9) at the National Guard Bureau. He was responsible for the strategic planning and programming processes affecting more than 108,000 Guard members, 88 flying wings and 175 geographically separated units throughout the 50 States and territories. While assigned to NGB A8A9, he also served as Chief, Strategy and Force Planning Division. He also served as Deputy Director, Civil Support, Office of Assistant Secretary Defense/Homeland Defense at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. Responsible for identification of critical goals and concepts in the analytic agenda, policy, and strategic guidance, was a core member of President-directed National Homeland Security Plan and was a key contributor to the presidentially directed Integrated Planning System. Prior to OSD, Colonel Dockery was assigned to US Northern Command as a Strategic Concepts and Interagency Affairs Officer/ Legislative Liaison Officer, he represented the Commander and Staffs of USNORTHCOM and NORAD in the National Capital Region. He provided liaison to the Interagency, Congress, OSD, Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Army Corp of Engineers, and Joint Forces Command for Transformation. His staff experience also includes Chief, Air/Land/Maritime Branch (J35), Chief, Operations Exercise Branch (J37) and Chief, Deployments Branch (A3); these duties included program manager for a multi-million dollar foreign military sales contract with NATO for air refueling and program manager for ANG personnel on Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams.

ASSIGNMENTS

1. June 1991- March 1992, undergraduate navigator training, Mather Air Force Base, California

2. 1994- Faculty Advisor for Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson ANGB, Tennessee

3. 1996 and 1997, Battle Staff Officer at the Combined Air Operations Center, 5ATAF, Vicenza, Italy.

4. May 1998 – August 1998, Executive Officer to the ANG Advisor to PACAF, HQPACAF, Hickam AFB, Hawaii

5. November 1990 – December 1998, Navigator, 151 Air Refueling Squadron, Knoxville, Tennessee

6. December 1998 – May 2002, KC-135 Long Range and Short Range Scheduler for the Air National Guard, Andrews AFB, Maryland

7. May 2002 – May 2005, National Guard Homeland Defense Air Operations Officer and Chief, Air-Land-Maritime Branch, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia.

8. May 2005-July 2007, Interagency Coordinator/Deputy Chief, USNORTHCOM-Washington Office, Pentagon

9. July 2007 – May 2010, Deputy Director Civil Support, OSD/ASD HD & ASA

10. May 2010 – July 2011, Chief, Strategy and Force Planning Division, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA

11. July 2011 – April 2013, Deputy Director, Air National Guard Plans and Programs, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA

12. April 2013 –August 2013, Acting Director, Air National Guard Plans and Programs, National Guard Bureau, Joint Base Andrews AFB, MD

13. August 2013 – Present, Director of Staff-Air, Joint Force Headquarters Tennessee, Military Department of Tennessee, Nashville, TN

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 11 Apr 1991

First Lieutenant 27 Apr 1993

Captain  27 Apr 1995

Major  06 Aug 1999

Lieutenant Colonel 14 Oct 2003

Colonel  29 Apr 2008

EDUCATION

1988 Bachelor of Science (Aerospace Engineering) Degree , University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1996 Squadron Officer School (Residence), Maxwell AFB, AL

2000 Air Command and Staff College

2006 Air War College

2009 Master’s Degree, American Military University

 

 

FLIGHT RATING

Rating: Master Navigator

Flight hours: 2,200

Combat Hours: 180

Aircraft flown: T-43, KC-135A, KC-135E, and C-130E/H

 

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Superior Service Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters Air Medal

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal

AF Outstanding Unit Award

AF Organizational Excellence Award Combat Readiness Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Services Medal with one bronze star

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Air Force Longevity Service Award with 1 silver oak leaf cluster

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 7 “M” devices

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

Air Force Training Ribbon

NATO Medal

Tennessee National Guard Professional Development Ribbon with 1 oak leaf cluster

Tennessee National Guard War Service Ribbon

Tennessee National Guard Service Ribbon with 1 bronze start and bronze oak leaf clusters

Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon

 

 

(Current as of 8 June 2015)

CW5 Robert V. "RV" Davis, Command Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer Five Robert V. “RV” Davis Photo

Command Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Five Robert V. “RV” Davis was appointed Tennessee’s 4th Command Chief Warrant Officer on December 1, 2011. CW5 Davis serves as the principal Warrant Officer advisor to The Adjutant General and Assistant Adjutant General Army for the supervision, training and wellbeing of Tennessee Army National Guard Warrant Officers. Before his appointment CW5 Davis served as the 101st Airborne Afghan Development Section’s Fusion Chief at Bagram, Afghanistan and post deployment was detailed to Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations J3 Tennessee National Guard with a focus on Domestic Operations.

 

CW5 Davis joined the United States Marine Corps in 1980 and served as a Marine Corps Rifleman

“Infantry”. He joined the Tennessee Army National Guard in 1984 and was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 2/278th Armored Cavalry Regiment as a Cavalry Scout. In 1986 he was transferred to the Regimental Headquarters of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment as the Property Accounting NCO. CW5 Davis was appointed a Warrant Officer in the Tennessee Army National Guard in 1988. He is qualified as both a Property Accounting Technician and All Source Intelligence Technician.

Since CW5 Davis’ commissioning he has served in numerous positions within the Tennessee Army National Guard. They include: Property Book Officer 278th ACR (Knoxville), S2 Intelligence Officer Support Squadron 278th ACR (Knoxville), Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare Officer Support Squadron 278th ACR (Knoxville), Analysis and Control Element Chief 278th ACR (FOB Caldwell, Iraq), and ADS Fusion Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters Forward 75

Regional Command Advisors Group, 101st Airborne (Bagram, Afghanistan) and J2/J3 Section JFHQ-TN.

AWARDS:

Expert Infantryman’s BadgeCombat Action Badge

Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC)

Meritorious Service Medal

Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC)

Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC)

National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)

Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Global War of Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Army Forces Reserve Medal (with 30 Year-Gold Device and M Device)

Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal

Non Article 5 NATO Medal (ISAF)

Non Commissioned Officers Development Ribbon (with Numeral 3 Device)

Overseas Service Ribbon (3 OLC)

Army Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon

Governor's Distinguished Unit Citation

TN NG Commendation Ribbon ( 3 OLC)

TN NG Dist Unit Commendation (1 OLC)

TN NG Individual Achievement Ribbon (4 OLC)

TN NG Service Ribbon (3 OLC)

TN NG War Service Ribbon (1 OLC)

Nobel Patron of Armor (US Armor Association)

Knowlton Award (US Military Intelligence Corps)

EDUCATION:

CW5 Davis is a graduate of both the Quartermaster and Military Intelligence Warrant Officer Basic and Advance Courses. He is a graduate of the Warrant Office Staff and Warrant Officer Senior Staff Courses. He also attended and graduated from the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare Officer Course, Master Fitness Trainer Course and numerous other military related courses. CW5 Davis has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Logistics Management with a minor in Military Science.

 

 

 

AFFILIATIONS:

United States Army Warrant Officer Association

National Guard Association of the United States

National Guard Association of Tennessee

United States Army Armor Association

Military Intelligence Corps Association

Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 3380)

Association of Former Intelligence Officers

Paleontological Society of America

(Current as of 8 January 2012.)

CSM Terry J. Scott, Senior Enlisted Leader
Command Sergeant Major Terry J. Scott Photo

Senior Enlisted Leader

Tennessee National Guard

Command Sergeant Major Terry J. Scott is the Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) for the Tennessee National Guard. In this position, he is responsible for advising the Adjutant General on all enlisted matters affecting training and utilization, health of the force, and professional development of the more than 14,000 Tennessee National Guard Soldiers and Airmen.

 

CSM Scott joined the United States Navy in 1977 attending IET, Basic Electricity and Electronics School (San Diego, CA), Electricians Mate “A” School (Great Lakes, IL), Nuclear Power School (Orlando, FL), and Nuclear Power Training Unit (Ballston Spa, NY). Upon completion of service schools, CSM Scott was assigned to the USS Los Angeles (SSN 688) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where he qualified in submarines (SS) and made 2 Western Pacific/Indian Ocean deployments. CSM Scott was reassigned to the new construction submarine, The USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705), with a follow-on tour as an instructor at the S8G Trident Nuclear Submarine Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY.

 

CSM Scott enlisted as a Cavalry Scout with K/3/278th ACR and began his National Guard career in February of 1987. CSM Scott held various positions in the 278th ACR prior to being selected as an Armor Instructor at the 117th RTI in Smyrna TN. CSM Scott returned to the 278th ACR in 2003 to deploy with 1/278th in support of OIF III and assisted in the transition of 1/278th ACR to the 117th MP BN. Prior to being selected as the Senior Enlisted Leader, CSM Scott was the Command Sergeant Major for the 117th MP BN, 30th Troop Command, and 230th Sustainment Brigade. CSM Scott assumed the duties of the Senior Enlisted Leader on January 1, 2014.

EDUCATION:

CSM Scott received a Master of Arts Degree in Instructional Leadership in 2000, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education in 1992, both from Tennessee Technological University.

CSM Scott is a graduate of the Naval Basic Electricity and Electronic School, Naval Nuclear Power School, Nuclear Power Training Unit, Leadership Management Education and Training School, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Battle Focused Instructor Training Course, as well as 19D (Cavalry Scout), 19K (Armor Crewman), and 31B (Military Police) Reclassification Courses. CSM Scott attended and graduated from the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy in 2012.

 

 

 

AWARDS:

Meritorious Service Medal (2ND Award)

Army Commendation Medal (3RD Award)

Army Achievement Medal

United States Navy Battle “E” Award

Army Good Conduct Medal

Navy Good Conduct Medal (2ND Award)

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (5TH Award)

United States Navy Expeditionary Medal

National Defensive Service Medal (2ND Award)

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with Bronze Star

Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/M Device and Greater Than 30 Years Service

Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Level #4)

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

TN Commendation

TN Individual Achievement Ribbon

TN War Service Ribbon

TN Service Ribbon (4TH Award)

TN Volunteer Ribbon

TN Outstanding Unit Performance Commendation

DC Community Service Ribbon

 

 

(Current as of 1 January 2014)

CSM Michael Gentry, Command Sergeant Major, Army

State Command Sergeant Major

Tennessee National Guard

Command Sergeant Major Michael Gentry was assigned to serve as Tennessee’s State Command Sergeant Major on 1 October 2015. He represents and advises the Assistant Adjutant General-Army on matters pertaining to policies and actions that affect enlisted Soldiers.

 

Prior to his assignment as the State Command Sergeant Major, Gentry served as the J3/G3 Operations Sergeant Major, the G3 Operations Sergeant Major for 30th Troop Command, Command Sergeant Major for the 168TH MP Battalion, and S3 Operations Sergeant Major for the 168TH MP Battalion.

 

Command Sergeant Major Gentry is a native of Nashville, TN. He currently resides in Rockvale, Tennessee and has three sons. After CSM Gentry's initial enlistment in the United States Marine Corps, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve. He then joined the Tennessee Air National Guard Security Police Squadron and later moved to the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Command Sergeant Major Gentry has served two tours in Iraq with the 168TH MP BN and one tour in Macadonia/Kosovo with the 130TH RAOC.

 

Command Sergeant MajorGentry is a graduate of the United States Sergeants Major Academy, Ft. Bliss, TX; the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Camp Shelby, MS; the Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Ft. McClellan, AL; the Air Force Primary Leadership Training Course; Primary Leadership Development Course, Ft. Benning, GA; Marine NCO Course, Camp Lejeune, NC; Military Police School, Ft. McClellan, AL; Advanced Infantry Training, Camp Geiger, NC; Basic Training, Paris Island, SC.

 

Command Sergeant MajorGentry earned his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Southwestern University; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Tennessee; and Associates of Science  Degree in Police SciencefromAustin Peay University, He also holds a Paralegal Certification from Southeastern Paralegal Institute and Tennessee Post; Police Certification from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy.

 

His awards include theBronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th award, the Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), the Marine Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Marine Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal (2nd award), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal (3 stars), the Global War on Terrorism Medal (Expeditionary), the Global War on Terrorism Medal (Service), the Humanitarian Service Medal (2nd award), the Navy/Marine Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M Device, 3rd award), the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon (2nd award), the Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Tennessee Commendation Medal, the Tennessee War Service Medal (2 OLC), the Tennessee Service Ribbon (4th award), the Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, the Valorous Unit Award, the Army Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd award), the Navy/Marine Meritorious Unit Citation, the Tennessee Distinguished Unit Commendation (2nd award) and the Tennessee Outstanding Unit Performance Commendation.

 

(Current as of 29 September 2015)

CCMSgt Mark A. Harris, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air

Command Chief Master Sergeant, Air

CMSgt Mark A. Harris presently serves as Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Tennessee Air National Guard.  As State Command Chief he serves as the senior advisor to the Assistant Adjutant General for Air on quality-of-life issues and concerns for the 3000 plus enlisted members of the Tennessee Air National Guard. His responsibilities also include providing advice and counsel to the Wing and Unit Commanders and Wing Command Chief Master Sergeants on the concerns of the enlisted force. He formally served as the Command Chief master Sergeant 118th Wing, Nashville TN.

 

CMSgt Harris was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and attended Volunteer State Community College prior to enlisting in the Tennessee Air National Guard at Berry Field ANGB in 1988. He was initially assigned as C-130 Crew Chief until selected as a Flight Engineer in 1990.While a traditional Guardsman, he was employed as a heating and air conditioning technician and later as a police officer.  In 2001, he became a full-time Guardsman.  During the C-130 schoolhouse operations, he served as Formal Training Unit (FTU) Flight Engineer Course Manager and additionally as Flight Engineer technician supervisor.  As the Operations Group transitioned from the C-130 to the MQ-9 Reaper, he assumed the role of Group Chief and cross-trained to sensor operator while establishing the foundation and developing personnel for Reaper Operations. In November 2013, Chief Harris was selected as the Wing Command Chief.

MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal (2)

Air Medal (5)

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor

Combat Readiness Medal

Air Reserve Force Meritorious Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

AF Oversees Ribbon Short

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon

Armed Forces Reserve Medal, two “M” devices

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

September 1988: Crew Chief, 118th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Berry Field ANGB

February 1991: Flight Engineer, 105th Airlift Squadron, Berry FieldANGB

January 2004: Aircrew Training NCOIC,105th Airlift Squadron, Berry FieldANGB

August 2007: Flight Engineer Course Manager,118th Operations Group, Berry FieldANGB

February 2009: Flight Engineer Supervisor, 105th Airlift Squadron,Berry FieldANGB

February 2012: Group Chief/Sensor Operator, 118th Operations Group, Berry FieldANGB

November 2013: Command Chief,118th Wing, Berry FieldANGB

October 1st, 2015: Command Chief, State of Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: Flight Engineer, civilian Pilot

Flight hours:  5,200 +

Aircraft flown: C-130E, C-130H1, C-130H2, WC-130H

 

 

EDUCATION

2016 Vanderbilt University Executive Leadership course

2016 Keystone Executive Command leadership course

2016  China, Middle East, and Europe Seminar

2015  University North Carolina Chapel Hill Enterprise Leadership Course

2015  DSCA Phase 1

2015   Air Force smart operations 21st century

2014  Command Chief Orientation Course

2013  Chief’s Executive Leadership Course

2013  Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education

2011  Associate Degree in Applied Science Aviation Operations, Community College of the Air Force

2011 Associate Degree in Applied Science Instructor of Technology and Military Science, CCAF

2008 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

2001 Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

 

 

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Airman First Class  Oct 1, 1989

Senior Airman   July 1, 1990

Staff Sergeant   July 1, 1992

Technical Sergeant  Apr 1, 2000

Master Sergeant  April 1, 2002

Senior Master Sergeant  Mar 1, 2009

Chief Master Sergeant  Sept 1, 2011

Command Chief   Jan 1, 2014

 

 

 

(Current as of Feb 2016)

 

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