(TOPEKA, Kan.) — Major General Tod Bunting will retire as adjutant general in January.
Bunting has been in the position for the past seven years.
He was appointed in January 2004 by then Governor Kathleen Sebelius.
As adjutant general, Bunting oversees the Kansas National Guard's airman and soldiers, is the director of the Kansas Division of Emergency Management and director of Kansas Homeland Security.
“I’m considering some future opportunities, and truly looking forward to spending more time with my family,” Bunting says. “I could not have done this job without the support of family, especially my wife.”
Some of the challenges Bunting faced include the deployment of thousands of Kansas soldiers and airmen. Ten Kansas guardsman were lost in combat. Bunting responded to Greensburg after nearly the entire town was destroyed by a tornado. He also had to deal with budget cuts which led to the closure of 18 armories.