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Thomas G. Cutler, 2003-2011

Picture of Major General Thomas G. Cutler On January 1, 2003 , Major General Thomas G. Cutler was sworn in as the Adjutant General of the Michigan National Guard.  Previously he held the position of  the Assistant Adjutant General for the Michigan Air National Guard and the Deputy Director for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. He was appointed to this position on November 23, 2002. Prior to this assignment he was the commander of the 127th Wing, the host wing at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan.

He began his military career by attending basic military training in 1970. He then attended officer training school and received a commission in July 1971. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., and received his wings in September 1972. He then transferred to the Michigan Air National Guard and became a member of the 110th Tactical Air Support Group in Battle Creek, Mich. As a member of this unit he flew the 0-2 and A-37 as a forward air controller. He also served the 110th TASG as its chief of safety, then as the squadron operations officer and scheduler, and finally as the flying squadron commander. In August 1987, he became the commander of the Alpena Combat Readiness Center in Alpena, Michigan, and oversaw the entire renovation and modernization of that facility and organization. He was then assigned, in October 1995, as the 191st Airlift Group Commander at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan. A year later, he was selected as the commander of the newly formed 127th Wing. He is a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying hours in the T-37, T-38, 0-2, A-37, C-26, and C-130.

EDUCATION:
1970 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich.
1971 Basic Training, Technical School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1971 Officer's Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
1972 Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
1977 Air Force Safety School, Norton Air Force Base, Calif.
1996 C-130 Aircraft Commander Mission Qualification Training, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Oct 72-Aug 87 Pilot, 110th Tactical Air Support Group, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich
Jan 76-Jan 81 Chief of Safety, 110th Tactical Air Support Group, Battle Creek ANG Base, Mich.
Jan 81-Jan 86 Operations Scheduling Officer, 110th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Battle Creek ANG Base, Mich.
Jan 86-Aug 87 Commander, 172nd Tactical Air Support Squadron, Battle Creek ANG Base, Mich.
Aug 87-Sep 95 Commander, Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich.
Sep 95-Apr 96 Commander, 191st Airlift Group, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
Apr 96-Oct 96 Vice Commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
Oct 96-Nov 02 Commander, 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich.
Nov 02-Dec 02 Assistant Adjutant General for the Air National Guard and the Deputy Director for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lansing, Mich.
Jan 03-Jan 11 Adjutant General for the Michigan National Guard and the Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Lansing, Mich.

FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4,600
Aircraft Flown: T-37, T-38, 0-2, A-37, C-26, and C-130
Pilot Wings from: Vance Air Force Base, Okla.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Air Force Legion of Merit
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
Small Arms Expert Medal
ADF Reserve Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Training Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International
NGAUS Meritorious Service
Resolution of Commendation - State Legislature and Governor of Michigan
AFA Medal of Merit

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant - July 30, 1971
First Lieutenant - July 30, 1974
Captain - January 18, 1977
Major - January 29, 1981
Lieutenant Colonel - January 30, 1985
Colonel - June 28, 1990
Brigadier General - March 2, 1998
Major General - February 1, 2003

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