Major General (ret) John R. Tindall Jr. has been a Hardin Countian for more than four decades. A 1967 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, John has been a leader in local commerce as well as the U.S. Army. After 36 years of service to our nation both on active duty and within the reserves, John retired in 2003 as the Commanding General of Kentucky’s own U.S. Army Reserve Training 100th Division now headquartered at Fort Knox.
His service to our military continues today in his role as Chairman Emeritus of USA Cares®, a Kentucky based non-profit organization whose mission is to help military service members and their families across America and around the globe.
In civilian life, John is a managing partner in Five Star Consulting, specializing in Department of Defense and government contracting. He is also involved in real estate management and development in Hardin County. In addition to realizing great professional success, he is driven to serve his community much like he served his country.
“Giving back to the community is integral to being part of the community,” said Tindall
That’s why John serves in leadership roles for numerous community and civic organizations including Hardin County Water District No. 1, the CORE Committee, the Hardin County YMCA Committee and the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin Board of Directors. When asked why he specifically chose to serve on the Baptist Health Foundation Hardin board, John said he considers Baptist Health Hardin critical to the community.
“We all appreciate healthcare when we need it, but unless we need it we often take it for granted. Baptist Health Hardin has provided excellent care for my family from births to broken bones and other emergencies,” he said.
John wants to keep Baptist Health Hardin strong for the community he and his family call home.
“Good people live here and people need to have a healthcare system as top notch as we can make it,” he said.