Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, Georgia, August 24, 2015, By PV2 Alexander Davidson – The promotion ceremony for Colonel Thomas Carden, Assistant Adjutant General, was held on August 5, 2015. Col. Carden was promoted to Brigadier General. Carden’s wife, son, and daughter pinned him with his new stars of rank along with Sergeant First Class (Retired) Jimmy Jordan. Jordan pinned Carden with his second lieutenant insignia after his graduation from the Georgia Military Institute in 1989.
Before the ceremony, The Georgia Adjutant General, Brigadier General Joe Jarrard, addressed the full room at the Joint Force Headquarters praising Carden’s 29 years of service to the Georgia Army National Guard.
As Assistant Adjutant General and Commander of the Georgia Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. Carden, is responsible for directing, coordinating, and organizing the Georgia Army National Guard to ensure readiness to perform state and national missions.
Soldiers from the Georgia State Defense Force were on hand to provide a Traffic Control and Force Protection duty under the command of Col. Eddie Williams.