Major General (retired) Tod M. Bunting
Major General (retired) Tod M. Bunting served as the adjutant general of Kansas from January 5, 2004 until his retirement on 8 January, 2011. As the adjutant general, Major General Bunting oversaw the activities of the adjutant general’s department. This includes providing command and control and senior leadership for over 7,700 soldiers and airmen in the Kansas Army and Air National Guard. Major General Bunting served as Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Kansas, where he worked to ensure security in the state is a top priority. Prior to his appointment as adjutant general, Major General Bunting served in the Pentagon where he directed all Air National Guard recruiting, training, diversity and personnel programs and was responsible for Air Force Personnel Mobilization Programs. Major General Bunting was commissioned as a distinguished graduate of the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science in 1979 and served in a variety of positions at all levels of the Air National Guard. His experience includes serving in fighter, bomber, and air refueling units and at the National Guard State Headquarters level. Additional assignments included duty in Colorado and Texas. Major General Bunting’s highest military decoration is the AF Distinguished Service Medal. Major General (retired) Bunting served as Chairman of the Board of the National Guard Association of the United States from September 2008 -September 2010. He is a founding member, beginning in 2015, of SAVE (Service-member Agricultural Vocation Education). The SAVE farm is a teaching farm and healing center for transitioning veterans – A Pathway to Farming. General Bunting is also a Director of Heroes Among Us, a 501C3 organization that supports veterans and first responders and their families with emergency financial assistance and specialized events. His wife Barbara is a retired high school chemistry and physics teacher. Their favorite activities are living history displays and cooking on their 1800s T bar B Chuckwagon, and a growing fleet of antique and modern motorcycles and military vehicles.