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Indiana Adjutant General’s Office
The Indiana Adjutant General is the senior military official in the Hoosier state, and embodies the modern concepts of the citizen-soldier, civilian oversight of the military, and protector of the checks and balances between the state and federal military functions that are rooted in the Constitution of the United States.
Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr became Indiana’s adjutant general on May 30, 2015. The adjutant general’s primary focus is to lead the more than 14,000 Indiana National Guard soldiers, airmen, state employees and volunteers with the Indiana Guard Reserve to meet state and federal missions. Carr directs the premobilization training, deployment and redeployment of all units of the Indiana Army and Air National Guard in support of state and federal missions, and oversees the overall readiness of the entire organization.
The National Guard has a dual state and federal mission. During peacetime, the Indiana National Guard is commanded by the governor of Indiana, and assists state and local civilian agencies during emergencies at the direction of the governor. The distribution of troops, equipment and facilities across the state allows the Indiana National Guard to respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies statewide. During times of national emergency, National Guard members may be called into active federal service by the president of the United States. The Indiana Army National Guard and Indiana Air National Guard are reserve components of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.
Soldiers and airmen of the Indiana National Guard work around the clock to maintain readiness to serve at home and abroad at a moment’s notice. Hoosiers can count on us to respond to emergencies in their communities and across the country, and to do our part to protect national security as part of operational forces deployed across the globe.
The state of Indiana’s all-volunteer force that supplements the Indiana National Guard’s state defense missions during periods of active federal service.
A joint effort of the Indiana adjutant general’s office, National Center for Complex Operations, Inc. and Ivy Tech Community College, students are immersed in the nation’s most exclusive and realistic cyber-physical training environment on the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center campus.