National Guard
Major General THOMAS M. CARDEN, JR
  
The Adjutant General, Georgia
JFHQ-GA
Marietta, GA
Since: January 2019
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  OCS

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Georgia Southwestern State University - BS - History
Webster University - MA - Human Resource Management
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Infantry Officer Basic Course
Infantry Officer Advanced Course
United States Army War College
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Army Senior Leader Development Program-Basic (ASLDP-B)
Force Integration Course for Senior Leaders (FISCL)
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
Harvard University, Black Sea Security Program
Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security (SENIS)
Army Strategic Education Program - Advanced (ASEP-A)
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 5 Aug 89
1LT 4 Aug 92
CPT 29 Mar 96
MAJ 25 Sep 00
LTC 4 Apr 05
COL 4 Apr 09
BG 5 Aug 15
MG 26 Jan 19

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Jan 19 Present The Adjutant General, Georgia, JFHQ-GA , Marietta, Georgia
Oct 17 Jan 19 Deputy Commander, Multi- National Division Southeast (Romania), Bucharest, Romania
Jan 15 Sep 17 Assistant Adjutant General, Marietta, Georgia
Apr 14 Jan 15 Chief of Staff, Georgia Army National Guard, Marietta, Georgia
Jan 13 Apr 14 Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Operations, and Training, Headquarters Georgia Army National Guard, Marietta, Georgia
Oct 10 Jan 13 Commander, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Fort Gillem, Georgia
Oct 08 Oct 10 Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters, Georgia Army National Guard, Ellenwood, Georgia
Oct 06 Oct 08 Commander, Georgia Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Ellenwood, Georgia
May 06 Oct 06 Deputy Commander, Georgia Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Ellenwood, Georgia
Nov 04 May 06 Operations Officer, 48th Infantry Brigade, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Baghdad, Iraq
Nov 02 Nov 04 Operations Officer, 122nd Rear Operations Center, Savannah, Georgia
Jan 02 Nov 02 Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Albany, Georgia
Sep 01 Jan 02 S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Albany, Georgia
Feb 01 Sep 01 Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry, OPERATION JOINT FORGE, Bosnia
Nov 99 Feb 01 Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Albany, Georgia
Jan 98 Nov 99 S3 Air, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Albany, Georgia
Aug 95 Jan 98 Company Commander, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Americus, Georgia
Jun 95 Aug 95 Student, US Army Infantry School, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Fort Benning, Georgia
Feb 92 Jun 95 Executive Officer, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Cordele, Georgia
Apr 91 Feb 92 Platoon Leader, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Cordele, Georgia
Nov 90 Apr 91 Platoon Leader, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California
Jul 90 Nov 90 Platoon Leader, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Cordele, Georgia
Mar 90 Jul 90 Student, US Army Infantry School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Fort Benning, Georgia
Aug 89 Mar 90 Platoon Leader, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, Cordele, Georgia
Mar 88 Aug 89 Officer Candidate, Georgia Military Institute, Macon, Georgia

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Deputy Commander, Multi- National Division Southeast (Romania), Bucharest, Romania Oct 17 - Jan 19 Brigadier General
Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry, OPERATION JOINT FORGE, Bosnia Feb 01 - Sep 01 Major

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Operations Officer, 48th Infantry Brigade, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Baghdad, Iraq Nov 04 - May 06 Lieutenant Colonel
Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry, OPERATION JOINT FORGE, Bosnia Feb 01 - Sep 01 Major

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrororism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Ribbon
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, M Device, and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge
Australian Parachutist Badge

 

 

As of: 19 Nov 20

 

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