1957 – 

Major General Max Haston

Rank and Branch of Military

Major General, Army

Years of Service


Locations of Training, Deployment, and Service

Ft Benning, GA; Ft Riley, KS; Ft Knox, KY; Ft Hood, TX, Multiple Locations in Germany, Ft Bliss, TX; Ft Leavenworth, KS, Ft Irwin, CA, FT Polk, LA, Ft Stewart, GA, Ft Pickett, VA, Ft A.P. Hill, VA, Camp Shelby, MS, Ft Bragg, NC, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq; Camp HKIA/KAIA, Kabul Afghanistan, Camp Bondsteel, Pristina Kosovo,

Military Schools Attended

Commissioned from Middle Tennessee State University (BS), US Army Airborne School@Ft Benning, GA, Armor Officer Basic Course, Cavalry Leader and Certification Course, Battalion Motor Officer Course all at FT Knox, KY. Combined Arms Strategic Studies (CAS3), Tactical Commanders Development Course and Command and General Staff College @ FT Leavenworth, KS. United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA (Masters Program), General Officer Career Course (1), Washington, DC, General Officer Career Course (2), Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Wartime Theaters of Assignment and Major Battles

Pristina Kosovo-Camp Bondsteel, Sarajevo Bosnia, Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation During Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Awards, Decorations, Badges, etc.

Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, 4 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon. MG Haston also has been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Army Parachute Badge, Indonesian and Bulgarian Parachute Badges and the Bronze and Silver Order of Saint George.

Stories of Interest Involving the Service Member

Served on the XM-1 Test Project. Served in 3/67 Armor Rapid Deployment Force. Was on the border the day the wall fell between East and West Germany. Served as the 7th Colonel of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 75th Adjutant General (Commissioner of the Military Department)-2nd longest-serving Adjutant General to date in Tennessee.

Relationship to the Daniel Haston Family

Descends (or connected) through Montgomery Greeneville Haston, Daniel’s great-grandson.

Other Information About the Service Member's Haston or Haston-Related Ancestry

My father Jerry Dean Haston served 44 Years in the Tennessee National Guard retiring as an E-8/First Sergeant.

Major General Max Haston
Major General Max Haston and others with Charlie Daniels (member of the Grand Ole Opera and Country Music Hall of Fame)

Max took Charlie Daniels to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq–his first trips.  Charlie started a foundation called the Journey Home Project.  Max is a board member.  There are just three board members, David Corlew (Charlie’s producer and life long friend), Hazel and Max.  The Project gives away about 750K annually to groups supporting Veterans and their families.  

Kirk Haston (played basketball at Indiana University under Bobby Knight; 1st round NBA pick by Charlotte Hornets; member of the Tennessee House of Representatives) with Major General Max Haston
Marcus Luttrell (former Navy Seal, awarded Purple Heart and Navy Cross for battle with Taliban--a lone survivor) , Anne Haston, and Major General Max Haston

Petty Officer First Class – Read his story: Marcus Luttrell

Major General Max Haston in Ukraine training Ukrainians
Randy and Mary Travis with Major General Max Haston

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