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The Adjutant General’s Office – Military Department of Indiana administration provides essential administrative functions to the organization related to legislative and legal affairs; contracting, purchasing and accounting; facilities management; human resources and youth education.

AGO staff are generally available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office observes state of Indiana official holidays: Please contact individual offices using the contact information below:

Major General R. Dale Lyles

Adjutant General of Indiana

Major General R. Dale Lyles is the 59th Adjutant General of Indiana. As Indiana’s senior military official, Maj. Gen. Lyles oversees the thousands of soldiers, airmen, reserve volunteers and civilians who make up the ranks of the Indiana National Guard and all-volunteer Indiana Guard Reserve.

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Adjutant General's Office Staff

Mailing Address:
Adjutant General's Office
Military Department of Indiana
2002 South Holt Road, Building #5
Indianapolis, IN 46241-4839

Chief of Staff/Director of State Operations

The Director of State Operations manages the AGO's directors and provides general oversight and guidance to the AGO staff in executing the Adjutant General's operational and strategic vision. The Director is the primary interface between the AGO and other agencies of the state, the office of the governor, local officials, and the various federal and military directorates of the Indiana National Guard. The director is the primary actor responsible for establishing and enforcing the various AGO-specific policies and procedures that govern day-to-day operations of the agency, and serves as the liaison between directorates of the AGO, the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) or the military directorates of the Indiana National Guard.


State Auditor

The AGO auditor conducts financial audits of more than 60 local armory board accounts utilized by local armories to support their facilities and the units that operate in those facilities. The Auditor coordinates regularly with the AGO controller’s office to ensure consistency and compliance between the AGO and established procedures and requirements of the Indiana State Board of Accounts. The Auditor also supports the AGO through training of armory management personnel and is the subject matter expert on matters related to local armory use and rentals.


Purchasing and Contracting Directorate

The AGO Purchasing and Contracting Directorate manages all purchasing and contractual relationships that the AGO utilizes to accomplish Indiana National Guard missions, goals and objectives. Purchasing and Contracting coordinates directly with all other AGO directorates in support of their goals, and utilizes a combination of state-approved quality purchase agreement (QPA) vendors; established, experienced, and qualified professional organizations; and competitive bidding to ensure that the AGO is achieving maximum value and efficiency of the taxpayer dollar.


Director of Legislative Affairs

The AGO’s Legislative Director works with members of the Indiana General Assembly and other state and local public officials and bodies to advance the interests of the AGO and Indiana National Guard. Serving as the “eyes and ears” during the legislative process, the legislative affairs director crafts and introduces legislation that supports the Indiana National Guard’s mission, goals and objectives.


General Counsel

The AGO General Counsel provides legal oversight for all AGO Directorates and AGO activities through legal research, the drafting of appropriate legal documents, or through the creation and management of legal and operational relationships supportive of AGO and Indiana National Guard objectives. The General Counsel serves as legal advisor to the Adjutant General and to the Director of State Operations, and also serves as the AGO Ethics Officer for all AGO employees.


State Controller’s Office

The AGO State Controller’s Office manages and maintains virtually all of the AGO’s financial transactions; specifically, accounts receivable and accounts payable, and serves as liaison between the AGO and the Indiana State Budget Agency. The controller’s office coordinates directly with AGO state facilities and purchasing and contracting to ensure smooth and efficient transactions, and supports the AGO through the application of appropriate accounting practices.


State Facilities Directorate

The AGO State Facilities Directorate constructs, provides and maintains all state-owned or state-supported facilities of the Indiana National Guard in support of both state and federal missions, objectives and goals. State facilities supports, either directly or indirectly, over 150 structures, including more than 60 armories, various maintenance shops and equipment sites, aviation support facilities, the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy facilities, and various parts of Camp Atterbury and the Muscatatuck Training Center.


State Human Resources Directorate

The AGO Human Resources Directorate supports approximately 500 employees of the Adjutant General’s Office at Joint Forces Headquarters, Camp Atterbury, the Air Wings, Muscatatuck, the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy and the 60+ armory locations throughout the state. Human Resources provides a direct link between the Indiana State Personnel Department and the AGO and assists with implementing SPD policies and procedures regarding hiring, discipline, compensation, health care and benefit management of all AGO employees.


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