Michigan National Guard commander promoted
August 31, 2010
Lansing, Mich. - Thomas G. Cutler, the commander of the Michigan National Guard, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.
The Dewitt, Mich., resident has been a member of the Michigan National Guard for 38 years. Since then, has served in numerous flying, operations, and command positions from the squadron level through the wing. Cutler is a command pilot with more than 4,700 flying hours. He has flown the T-37, T-38, 0-2, A-37, C-26 and C-130. Prior to assuming his current position, he was the Assistant Adjutant General for the Air National Guard, Lansing, Mich.
General Cutler received his commission as a second lieutenant in 1971. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., and received his wings in 1972.
During his military career, Cutler has received numerous awards including Air Force Legion of Merit, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich., and is a graduate of the C-130 Aircraft Commander Mission Qualification Training, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
Cutler and his wife, Chris, have two children, Matt and Jeff.
(For more information, contact Senior Airman Brittany Simon at 517-481-8141.)