Brig. Gen. (Tenn.) Kevin Stewart is commander of the Tennessee State Guard. He was appointed to the position in October 2022.
Stewart first enlisted in Tennessee National Guard as a Field Artilleryman in 1985. He then commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in 1988 and over the next 30 years he served in the Tennessee National Guard and made multiple overseas deployments to include Desert Storm in 1991, Afghanistan in 2005 and 2009, and Jordan in 2012. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College where he earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies and retired from the National Guard in 2018.
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.