Major General Tommy H. Baker is the Deputy Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard and has served in that capacity since September of 2018. He serves as the Deputy Commander to the Adjutant General with the responsibility, oversight and administration of over 13,000 Soldiers and Airman in the Tennessee National Guard. MG Baker also has the responsibility of synchronizing all state and interagency entities within the military department to include state administrative services, family support programs, the State Guard, TEMA and the Volunteer Challenge Academy.
He enlisted as a 19D Cavalry Scout in Troop B, 230th Cavalry Troop in December 1980. After serving four years as an enlisted soldier he entered the Tennessee Military Academy in 1984 and was commissioned as an armor officer in 1985. MG Baker has served as both a Cavalry Troop and Armor Company Commander. Additionally, he has served in various Maintenance and Logistics Officer Command and staff assignments within the Tennessee Army National Guard. Most recently, MG Baker served as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army from 2014-2018 at Joint Force Headquarters-Tennessee in Nashville, TN. As the Assistant Adjutant General-Army, MG Baker was the Army Commander charged with the oversight and administration of the training, logistics and personnel operations for the Tennessee Army National Guard.
He 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 and Military Management from Touro University in 2003, 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.
(Current as of 3/15/2019)