Major General Tod M. Bunting became the adjutant general of Kansas on January 5, 2004.
As the adjutant general, Major General Bunting oversees the activities of the adjutant general’s department. This includes providing personnel administration and training guidance for over 7,700 soldiers and airmen in the Kansas Army and Air National Guard. As the director of Kansas Emergency Management, a division of the Department, he is guiding a small professional core of personnel that prepare for and respond to disasters. In addition to the part-time soldiers and airmen, the Department he leads includes about 2,300 full-time State and Federal employees. Additionally, 105 county emergency managers and their staffs receive guidance and training through the Department. Major General Bunting is also the Director of Homeland Security for Kansas, where he works to ensure security in the state is a top priority. For budgetary and administrative purposes, he is responsible for the Civil Air Patrol.
Prior to his appointment as adjutant general, Major General Bunting was the Air National Guard director of diversity, personnel, and training. He provided guidance on all Air National Guard personnel matters and was responsible for Air Force Personnel Mobilization Programs. Major General Bunting was also the point of contact for the National Guard Bureau, State Adjutants General and more than 108,000 Air National Guard members.
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. Major General Bunting has served in personnel, services, information management, as wing executive officer, as a deputy commander, and support group commander. During his career, he served in Kansas Air National Guard units including the 190th Air Refueling Group, 184th Tactical Fighter Group, 184th Bomb Wing, and in the State Headquarters of the Kansas Air National Guard. Additional assignments include duty in Colorado and Texas.
In Sept. 2008, Bunting was elected NGAUS chairman at the 130th General Conference in Baltimore, Md.