4th Brigade

The “CAN-DO” Brigade

MAJ Charles Vowell
LTC Charles Vowell

The Fourth Brigade, of the Indiana Guard Reserve is headquartered at the Indiana National Guard Armory in Franklin, Indiana. Currently, of the Four Brigades in the Indiana Guard Reserve, the Fourth Brigade has the largest contingent of troops.

The Area of Responsibility for the Fourth Brigade is the southeast quadrant of the state consisting of providing Armory Support for sixteen armories. They are: Anderson, Columbus, Connersville, Greenfield, Madison, Muncie, Muscatatuck, New Albany, Noblesville, North Vernon, Richmond, Salem, Scottsburg, Seymour, Shelbyville, and Winchester.

Fourth Brigade Command and Staff Personnel

Commander LTC Charles Vowell  
Executive Officer LTC Gerald Smith  
Command Sergeant Major CSM John S. Kirchenbauer  
Chaplain MAJ Jerry Curry  
S-1 Personnel Officer CPT Mark Hobbs  
S-2 Intelligence 1LT Richard Eliot  
S-3 Operations 1LT Richard Eliot  
S-4 Logistics MAJ Donald Worthington  
S-6 Information Resources 1LT Mike Chambers  
Medical Officer (vacant)  

Other Area Commanders and Sergeants Major:

First Battalion - Anderson

Commander 1LT Mike Chambers
Sergeant Major SGT Wendlle Jump

Second Battalion - Columbus

Commander WO3 Willard East
Sergeant Major SGM Donald E. Starker

Third Battalion - New Albany

Commander 2LT Jacob Korff
Sergeant Major 1SG John Broughton