BG Cynthia Tinkham

Brigadier General Cynthia K. Tinkham is the Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Oklahoma National Guard.  She advises and assists The Adjutant General on the preparation of Oklahoma Army National Guard units for Homeland Defense and mobilization.  She has oversight of training, administration, logistics and personnel actions.  She directs the immediate staff and provides guidance to the staff and subordinate commanders.  General Tinkham also facilitates command staff decisions pertaining to force development, planning, strength maintenance and task force operations.  She advises The Adjutant General concerning any issue or matter that affects the Oklahoma Army National Guard, its citizen Soldiers and their families.

General Tinkham commissioned in 1991 through the Oklahoma Military Department Officer Candidate School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  In previous assignments, she has served 189th Regiment (RTI) Commander, Director of Manpower & Personnel/J1, and Director of Personnel/G1.  General Tinkham deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 as Executive Officer of the 1-45th Agriculture Business Development Team.  Prior to receiving her commission, General Tinkham served for 2 years as an Enlisted Soldier in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

1993, University of Oklahoma, Bachelor’s Degree, History, Norman, Oklahoma
2005, University of Oklahoma, Master’s Degree, Human Relations, Norman, Oklahoma
2016, U.S. Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

1992, Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, In Residence, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
1999, Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, In Residence, Fort Jackson, South Carolina
2016, U.S. Army War College, By Correspondence, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Second Lieutenant:
27 July 1991
First Lieutenant:
26 July 1994
Captain:
25 October 1996
Major:
2 March 2001
Lieutenant Colonel:    
23 January 2007
Colonel:
25 September 2013
Brigadier General:
1 December 2018
Major General:

1. December  2018 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Joint Force Headquarters – Oklahoma,  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2. September  2017 – November 2017, Director of Manpower & Personnel/J1, Joint Force Headquarters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
3. January  2016 – September 2017, G1, Joint Force Headquarters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4. June 2014 – January 2016, Commander, Headquarters 189th Regiment (RTI), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5. September 2013 – June 2014, G1,  Joint Force Headquarters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6. January 2012 – September 2013, Executive Officer, 90th Troop Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
7. October 2010 – December 2011, Full-Time Manning Division Chief, Joint Force Headquarters – Oklahoma , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
8. November 2009 – October 2010, Executive Officer, 1-45th Agriculture Business Development Team (ADT), Operation Enduring Freedom, FOB Gardez, Afghanistan
9. May 2009 – November 2009, Executive Officer, 1-45th Agriculture Business Development Team (ADT), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10. February 2006 – May 2009, Chief Plans & Action Branch, Joint Force Headquarters – Oklahoma , Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11. May 2004 – January 2006, Military Personnel Officer, Joint Force Headquarters – Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12. June 2001 – May 2004, Assistant Professor of Military Science / Executive Officer, 10th Brigade Western Region, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
13. June 1999 – May 2001, Equal Opportunity Staff Officer, Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
14. February 1998 – May 1999, Aide de Camp, Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15. July 1997 – February 1998, Intelligence Officer, 45th Support Detachment (Rear Operations Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16. July 1995 – July 1997, Commander, 645th Personnel Services Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17. July 1993 – July 1995, Executive Officer, 645th Personnel Services Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18. July 1991 – July 1993, Personnel Management Officer, 645th Personnel Services Company, Oklahoma City Oklahoma

November 2009 – October 2010, Executive Officer, 1-45th Agriculture Business Development Team, Operation Enduring Freedom, FOB Gardez, Afghanistan

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Campaign Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device and “M” Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
Combat Action Badge
Army Valorous Unit Award
Oklahoma Exceptional Service Medal
Oklahoma State Active Duty Service Medal
Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon (25 Years)
Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Oklahoma General Staff Identification Badge

National Guard Association of United States
National Guard Association of Oklahoma