Chaplain (Brigadier General) Thomas (Tom) G. Behling is the Director of the Joint Chaplains Office, National Guard Bureau, as well as the Senior Army National Guard Chaplain and Deputy Chief of Chaplains for the Army National Guard. He is the primary Army National Guard liaison to the United States Army Chief of Chaplains. He is ordained as a minister and endorsed as an Army chaplain by the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Chaplain Behling provides advice and counsel to the Chief, National Guard Bureau, and the Director of the Army National Guard, and he oversees resources, training, and policy for more than 800 chaplains serving nearly 350,000 Army National Guard Soldiers, their Families, and Army National Guard Civilians.