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Indiana Guard Reserve

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MAJ Kevin M. McElyea

The Third Brigade, Indiana Guard Reserve, headquartered in Bedford, Indiana encompasses the Southwestern quarter of Indiana. Its members come from a variety of backgrounds. Most are prior service personnel from various branches of military service including retired Reserve Component members. All have a common interest - to continue to serve their country and the State of Indiana as members of an authorized state military organization.

The Third Brigade, Indiana Guard Reserve, welcomes all interested individuals who share their same interests of continued service to their community, the State of Indiana and their country. Please take a few minutes to find how you can continue the tradition of service by becoming a proud member of the Indiana Guard Reserve.

Third Brigade Command and Staff Personnel

Commander MAJ Kevin M. McElyea
Executive Officer MAJ Paul W. Fagin
Command Sergeant Major SFC Mike Heshelman
Chaplain CPT Mark A. Schlechtly
Medical Officer 1LT Ken Street  
S-1 Personnel Officer CPT Newton G. Talley
S-3 Operations CPT Clayton W. Goad
S-4 Logistics 1LT Bryan Kovener
S-6 Information Resources CPT Newton G. Talley
Recruiting Officer 1LT Brittan Carrie
Recruiting Sergeant 1SG Richard Carrie
SAR Officer 1LT Bryan Kovener
MEMS Academy Instructor SSG Jeff King

Other Area Commanders and Sergeants Major:

First Battalion - Bloomington

Commander (vacant)
Sergeant Major 1SG Thomas L. Conklin

Third Battalion - Jasper

Commander 1LT Ken Street
Sergeant Major SFC Michael Like

Fourth Battalion - Terre Haute

Commander (vacant)
Sergeant Major (vacant)