1st Brigade

The Torch Brigade, Lighting the Way

LTC Mark A. Hazelet

TRAINED AND READY - As the First Brigade of the Indiana Guard Reserve (IGR), the "Torch Brigade" lights the way, prepared to assume missions assigned by the IGR Headquarters, whether they be assisting Civil authorities in a local emergency or assuming control of an armory whose Indiana Army National Guard unit has been activated. The 1st Brigade has its Headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Persons interested in leading the way with the IGR 1st Brigade should contact either our Recruiting Officer, LTC Lee Gamson, our Personnel Officer, 1LT Mike McManama, or our Brigade Commander, LTC Mark A. Hazelet.

First Brigade Command and Staff Personnel

Commander LTC Mark A. Hazelet (574) 551-6397
Executive Officer 1LT David Hazelton (765) 860-8009
Command Sergeant Major CSM Scott Hawks (574) 269-7930
Chaplain CPT Lynda Jones (260) 248-1955
S-1 Personnel Officer 2LT Ray A. Phillips (260) 503-1954
S-2/S-3 Intelligence/Operations 1LT Steven K Sausaman (574) 527-1206
S-4 Logistics MSG Lee Bontrager (574) 370-6027
S-5 Civil Affairs    
S-6 Information Resources CPT Christopher Sullins  
Recruiting Officer MSG Lee Bontrager (574) 370-6027
Recruiting Sergeant    

Other Area Commanders and Sergeants Major:

First Battalion - Kokomo

Commander 1LT Gregg Denny (765) 661-5022
Sergeant Major SGM David K Hill (260) 580-1923

Second Battalion - Marion

Commander (vacant)
Sergeant Major SGM Daniel P Gerardot (260) 750-0889

Third Battalion - South Bend

Commander 1LT Larry Anderson (574) 220-6128
Sergeant Major SGM Carl Thompson (574) 238-8720