May 1997 - Commander, Third (U.S.) Army/Army Forces Central Command, Atlanta, Georgia.
June 2000 - Receives fourth general's star and is named Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command.
2001-2003 - Leads the U.S. war efforts in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
July 7, 2003 - Steps down as Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command.
August 1, 2003 - Retires from the Army.
May 25, 2004 - By order of Queen Elizabeth is made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
August 2004 - His autobiography, "American Soldier", debuts as #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
December 14, 2004 - Is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.
2005-2007 - Serves on the OSI Restaurant Partners, Inc. (Outback Steakhouse) board of directors.
December 2007 - Opens the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in downtown Hobart, Oklahoma
2005-2009 - Serves on the Bank of America Board of Directors.
March 26, 2008-present - Serves on the CEC Entertainment, Inc. (Chuck E. Cheese) Board of Directors.