Brig. Gen. Todd Hunt assumed his duties as the Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, North Carolina National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General for Maneuver on Oct. 1, 2016. In this capacity he manages day to day operations of the Joint Staff, State Operations, and maneuver unit oversight. Hunt is also the Deputy Commanding General – Army National Guard for U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence located at Fort Rucker, Alabama.
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. Commissioned as an aviation officer, Hunt completed initial rotary-wing aviation training at Fort Rucker in 1990.
He served in multiple leadership roles within the Aviation Branch which included Battalion S-3 Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer and two Battalion Commands of 1-130th Regiment (ATK), and 2-130th Airfield Operations Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, respectively. He deployed twice, once to Kuwait as Detachment Commander of Company E (-) 130th Aviation and again to Afghanistan as the 1-130th Battalion Executive Officer.
Hunt was the Brigade Commander of the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade in 2010 and his follow on assignment was the J-3 Joint Operations Officer for the North Carolina National Guard from 2012 to 2013. He has also served as Vice Chief of Staff for the North Carolina National Guard.
Hunt is rated in numerous aircraft, which include the UH-1 Iroquois, OH-58 Kiowa, AH-64 Apache (to include D model, Longbow) and the LUH-72 Lakota. He is a graduate of several military courses and he holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Hunt attended East Carolina University, U.S. Army War College and is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate Program for Executives in Homeland Defense and Security.
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