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Major General Terry M. "Max" Haston

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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.



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