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TODD HUNTER

U.S. Army
Sergeant Major (Retired)/Acting Deputy Executive Director for the Dept. of Veteran Affairs Office of Accountability & Whistleblower Protection

Sergeant Major Todd B. Hunter served in the United States Army from 1983 until 2005.  Todd now works in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (Installations, Housing and Partnerships) as a Program Manager for the Capital Ventures Directorate. On 23 June 2017, President Trump Signs Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act which  continued to show his strong support for America’s veterans. Sergeant Major Hunter serves as the Acting Deputy Executive Director with the Department of Veteran Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection.

Sergeant Major Hunter served as the Past President for the George Washington Chapter of AUSA, the AUSA National Awards Board, NCO and Soldiers Program, the Americans’ Freedom Foundation, the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Advisory Board and the SegVets board. SGM Hunter is  a life-time member of AUSA, the US Army Infantry Association, the US Army Old Guard Association, and the Army Historical Foundation.

Throughout his twenty-two of service, Sergeant Major Hunter had numerous infantry assignments to include; 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 1st Cav Division; 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, United State Army Personnel command (PERSCOM); the 29th Infantry Division (Light).  Sergeant Major Hunter also served two tours in the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Fort Myer, Virginia as both First Sergeant of Bravo Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Regiment Command Sergeant Major and Operations Sergeant Major.

Sergeant Major Hunter’s military and civilian education includes the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA), Advanced Non-commissioned Course and Basic Non-Commissioned Course.  Sergeant Major Hunter holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from National Louis University.

Sergeant Major Hunter’s military awards, decorations and other awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (7 Awards), National Defense Service Medal, War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 4, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, The German Marksmanship Badge, the Order of Saint Maurice and the Women Veteran’s Interactive Trailblazer Award.  He also is a member of the Sergeant Morales Club and the Audie Murphy Club.

Sergeant Major Hunter has two children (Todd and Tiffany) and two grandchildren and resides in Tyson Corner, Virginia.

Sergeant Major Hunter  is involved in a myriad of non-profit organizations that support Soldiers, Families and Wounded Warriors.  As a mentor to young Service Members, Government Employees and Students, SGM Hunter works with multiple non-profit agencies in the Washington, DC area to ensure Soldiers and their Family members of all ages are afforded the opportunity to pursue higher education, training and meaningful employment in the Armed Forces or Federal Government.  His personal involvement with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), SegVets, Women’s Veteran Interactive,  The United States Army Old Guard Association, and the American Freedom Foundation continue to have a profound impact in the areas of equal opportunity and public service in Washington, DC and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Working in multiple leadership positions within the George Washington (GW) Chapter of AUSA, SGM Hunter continually pursued programs directly benefitting Soldiers and Family members.  As Chapter President in 2014 and now as a Member of the Advisory Board, he used his professional and personal relationships with many of AUSA’s industry partners to double corporate involvement, raising over $150,000 per year to fund the GW Chapter’s scholarship program.  SGM Hunter was instrumental in establishing the GW Chapter’s largest fundraiser, the annual golf tournament, to finance Soldier and Family member scholarships, other Soldier and Wounded Warrior activities, Soldier and Unit awards, the Arlington Ladies, and other various community programs supporting members of the Armed forces and Federal Civilian workforce.  In his role as Chairman, he helped raise almost One Million dollars used to directly benefit Service Members, Family Members and other Department of Defense employees in the National capital region.  Finally, he has volunteered on countless occasions to provide unofficial guide services to many Service Members and Families attending events in Washington, DC. Using personal leave or his weekends, SGM Hunter provided tours of local national landmarks in the Washington metro area, including Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon, Bethesda Walter Reed, the US Capitol and other historic landmarks.  Continuing a holiday tradition, SGM Hunter assist in organizing the GWC Annual Holiday Party to benefit over 200 Wounded Warriors and their Families.  His direct involvement with this project included the coordination for a buffet dinner, provided by Santa Claus and his helpers, including participation from several Washington Redskin Cheerleaders.  He also helped meet the financial challenge putting on such a large scale event through personal involvement – raising funds from local benefactors, coordinating with local Girls Scouts to donate 50 cases of cookies, with Bose Corporation for 125 Bose Blue-Tooth Headphones and coordinating a toy drive within the Pentagon in order to provide toys for over 200 children in attendance.

SGM Hunter work with the Women Veterans Interactive (WVI), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Her dedicates both time and resources to support women veterans in need, including those who have visible and invisible adaptation challenges and those who are homeless and at risk of being homeless.  WVI was created to address the unique and often unrecognized challenges facing the nation’s 1.8 million-woman veterans as they return to civilian life.  Women Veterans Interactive currently has members spanning 12 states, providing outreach and support services to more than 1,500 women veterans and their families.  SGM Hunter spends considerable time and resources in support of WVI as he advises women veterans on job and education opportunities available in the Washington, DC area.  He also assists with resume reviews and offers networking opportunities by assisting veterans in locating suitable jobs or education opportunities.

SGM Hunter currently serves as chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee for the American Freedom Foundation, Inc., providing financial support and oversight during the selection of volunteers.  His continued support allows the AFF to honor veterans of America’s armed forces, provide funding for various veterans’ organizations with special emphasis directed to welfare and educational issues facing those wounded in action, amputees and the families and children of veterans killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.