Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker is the Deputy Adjutant General-Army, for the Tennessee National Guard. He provides leadership, assistance and shared responsibility with the Adjutant General for the training and supervision of the more than 13,000 Soldiers and Airmen in the Tennessee National Guard.
Maj. 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, Maj. Gen. Baker served as the J-4 for Joint Force Headquarters-Tennessee. As the J-4, MG Baker was responsible for the Logistics and Maintenance operations for the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard.
Maj 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.
Tommy’s interests and hobbies are centered on his family, spending time in the great outdoors and his faith. He enjoys quality time with his wife Camille as well as his two adult children, Hillari and Cody (busy schedules permitting). His daughter Hillari is an international school teacher currently teaching children in London, England. His son, 1LT Cody Baker is a graduate of the US Army’s helicopter flight school and is currently a Blackhawk pilot for the Tennessee Army National Guard. As an avid outdoorsman, Tommy enjoys hunting wild turkey, pheasant and deer as well as fishing for all varieties of regional species.