MG (Ret.) Tod Carmony, ’72
Major General Tod J. Carmony was a Distinguished Military Graduate of The Ohio State University, commissioned as a Regular Army Infantry Second Lieutenant. He completed The Airborne, Infantry Officer Basic, and Ranger courses, before reporting to his first duty station with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He served as a platoon leader and company executive officer. Completing the Infantry Officer Advanced Course in 1977, he joined the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea as a Company Commander. His unit served tours on the DMZ at a time of heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Leaving active duty in 1978, he returned to his hometown of Wooster, Ohio, and began his civilian career by joining the Wayne Mutual Insurance Company.
He joined the Ohio National Guard’s 107th Armored Cavalry Regiment in 1979, commanding at the company, troop, and squadron levels. He was S-3 while the 107th was “Capstoned” to the XVIII Airborne Corps and executive officer when the 107th and the 73rd Infantry Brigade were reorganized as the 37th Armored Brigade. He rose to command the brigade.
Carmony completed the Army War College in 2001, served as Deputy Commander, 38th Infantry Division in 2002, and was promoted to Brigadier General in 2003. In 2004, he was selected to lead the Kosovo Force 6A Task Force. He trained, and deployed an 1800-man force to Kosovo and led the NATO Multinational Brigade East in peacekeeping operations. Units of the force returned home in 2005. Upon his return, Carmony resumed his duties at Wayne Mutual, but in September he was and deployed for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The force of 15,000 National Guard soldiers assisted the citizens of Mississippi. He was also responsible for liaison with LTG Russel L. Honore’s Joint Task Force Katrina in Louisiana.
In the fall of 2008, Carmony was promoted to Major General and assumed command of the 38th Infantry Division. For the next three years trained and deployed units in support of the Global War on Terror. A significant part of his headquarters was deployed to Afghanistan. In October of 2011, Carmony retired with 39 years of service.
Carmony’s significant military awards include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, four Meritorious Service Medals, Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab and Parachutist Badge. He has been awarded the Primicerius Order of Saint Maurice, the Silver Order of Saint George and the Order of Saint Barbara.
In the civilian sector, Carmony has and continues to serve as chairman and president of several state and local insurance organizations. He is currently the chairman of the board and president of Wayne Mutual Insurance Company. He is also a director for the NAMIC Insurance Company.
Carmony resides in Wooster with his wife Pat, a retired schoolteacher. He has two sons and four grandchildren. Son Andrew retired from the Ohio National Guard with twenty years service.