BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN T. GENTRY, JR. Brigadier General Gentry was appointed by the Adjutant General of Georgia in August of 2019 as an Assistant Adjutant General for the Georgia National Guard. He is responsible for Soldier and equipment readiness of the Georgia Army National Guard’s 78th Troop Command headquartered at Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Georgia. In February of 2020, Brigadier General Gentry was dual-hatted appointed to serve as the Mobilization Deputy Commanding General, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Brigadier General Gentry’s military career began when he commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Field Artillery in July 1991, through the Reserve Officers Training Corps at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Presbyterian College and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Brigadier General Gentry’s additional military education includes the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Service Staff School, and Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. Brigadier General Gentry previously served as Chief of Joint Staff, Georgia National Guard with prior command assignments including Brigade Commander at the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Battalion Commander at 1st Battalion, 118th Field Artillery Regiment and Firing Battery Commander at 1st Battalion 214th Field Artillery. His deployed assignments include Effects Coordinator for Multi-National Force North West in Mosul, Iraq and Multi-National Division-Baghdad’s Task Force Thunderbolt, Iraq; Information Operations Coordinator for Task Force Phoenix IX and Current Operations Officer for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command’s Afghanistan Development Assistance Bureau, Afghanistan.