Nashville, TN – After 41 years of service, Major General Tommy H. Baker, a Huntingdon resident, retired from the Tennessee National Guard on October 17th.
Since September 2018, Baker served as Tennessee’s Deputy Adjutant General and was responsible for the training and oversight of more than 12,000 Soldiers and Airmen in the Tennessee National Guard. In April 2021, Baker was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to further his service to the State and lead the Department of Veterans Services.
“Maj. Gen. Baker dedicated 41 years of service to support the men and women in the Tennessee National Guard,” said Maj. Gen. Jeff Holmes, Tennessee’s Adjutant General. “His spirit and passion serving those around him is contagious; we thank him for his commitment to the Guard and wish him luck in his new position.”
Throughout his career, Baker earned numerous recognitions, including the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
The Tennessee National Guard held a ceremony for Baker’s retirement at Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville on October 17th.