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Thomas G. Cutler, 2003-2011 The Adjutant General of Michigan

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.


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.