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New NC National Guard leader named

Brigadier General Todd Hunt

After more than 30 years of military service, Brig. Gen. Todd Hunt will take command of the North Carolina National Guard's nearly 12,000 soldiers and airmen and over 1,700 full-time federal and state employees as the state's 41st Adjutant General.

Hunt received his commission in 1987 through the Army ROTC Department at East Carolina University where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a minor in Military Science. Hunt commissioned as an aviation officer, completing initial rotary-wing aviation training at Fort Rucker, in 1990.

“BG Hunt is a consummate, professional Soldier with a breadth and depth of experience in domestic and international operations,” said Major General Gregory Lusk, the outgoing Adjutant General. “His abilities to foster and strengthen partnerships around the state and nation is unmatched. I am proud of Governor Cooper’s selection and wish to extend my personal, heartfelt congratulations to Todd and his equally serving family on this well-deserved appointment.”

An official Change of Command ceremony will follow in the coming weeks in which General Hunt will officially replace Lusk.

Since Oct. 1, 2016, Brig. Gen. Todd Hunt’s assignment was as the Director of Joint Staff and Assistant Adjutant General for Maneuver. In this capacity he managed day-to-day operations of the Joint Staff, State Operations, and combat arms maneuver units. Hunt is also the Deputy Commanding General - Army National Guard for U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence located at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Hunt has commanded NC Army National Guard aviation units at all levels, serving in multiple leadership and staff roles within the Aviation Branch and Joint Force Headquarters. He has deployed twice overseas.

He holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate Program for Executives in Homeland Defense and Security. He resides in Cary with his wife Kim and they have two sons.

 

PROMOTIONS | DATE OF APPOINTMENT

2LT | 30 Sep 87

1LT | 29 Sep 90

CPT | 1 Nov 94

MAJ | 5 Feb 00

LTC | 10 Mar 05

COL | 28 May 10

BG1 | Oct 16

 

FROM-TO | ASSIGNMENT

Sep 17-Present Commander, Land Component Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Raleigh, North Carolina; dual-hatted,

Sep 18 - Present, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard-United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fort Rucker, Alabama

Sep 16-Sep 17, Director, Joint Staff - (NC), Raleigh, North Carolina

Sep 13-Feb 16, Vice Chief of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Raleigh, North Carolina

Jul 12-Aug 13, J3, Joint Force Headquarters, Raleigh, North Carolina

May 10-Jun 12, Commander, 449th Theater Aviation Brigade, Morrisville, North Carolina

Sep 08-Apr 10, Commander, 2nd BN, 130th Aviation Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Mar 07-Aug 08, Commander, 1st BN 130th Aviation Regiment, Morrisville, North Carolina

Dec 04-Feb 07, Branch Chief, Joint Force Headquarters, Raleigh, North Carolina

Jul 04-Nov 04, Executive Officer, 1st BN 130th Aviation Regiment, Morrisville, North Carolina

Jan 03-Jun 04, Executive Officer, 1st BN 130th Aviation Regiment, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan

Sep 01-Dec 02, Executive Officer, 1st BN 130th Aviation Regiment, Morrisville, North Carolina

Sep 99-Aug 01, S-3, 1st BN 130th Aviation Regiment, Morrisville, North Carolina

May 99-Aug 99, Platoon Leader, Co E (-) 130th Aviation Battalion, Salisbury, North Carolina

Mar 99-Apr 99, Detachment Commander, Co E (-) 130th Aviation BN, Salisbury, North Carolina

Aug 98-Mar 99, Detachment Commander, Co E (-) 130th Aviation Battalion, Kuwait

Apr 98-Aug 98, Platoon Leader, Co E (-) 130th Aviation Battalion, Salisbury, North Carolina

Feb 96-Mar 98, Commander, Co B (-) 1st BN, 130th Aviation Regiment, Morrisville, North Carolina

Nov 94-Jan 96, Assistant S3, 1st BN, 130th Aviation Regiment, Morrisville, North Carolina

Jul 91-Oct 94, Platoon Leader, Co B (-) 1st BN, 130th Aviation Regt, Morrisville, North Carolina

Oct 87-Jun 91, Liaison Officer, 449th Aviation Group, Kinston, North Carolina

 

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass, M Device, and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
NCNG Commendation Medal (with Bronze Hornet Nest)
NCNG State Duty Medal (with Numeral 6)
NCNG Service Award (with Gold Hornet Nest)
NCNG Meritorious Unit Citation
Master Army Aviator badge
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge