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38th Infantry Division


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The 38th Infantry Division mans, trains and equips to defeat near peer adversaries and compete with regional adversaries below the threshold of war. The division is deployable for state and national missions in multidomain operating environments.



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Maj. Gen. Daniel A. Degelow, Commander, 38th Infantry Division

Maj. Gen. Daniel A. Degelow

Commander, 38th Infantry Division

Major General Daniel A. Degelow is the Commander of the 38th Infantry Division.

Prior to his current position, Gen. Degelow served as Deputy Commanding General (Sustainment) of the 38th Infantry Division and as the Assistant Adjutant General of Indiana.

Career highlights include:  Service as the Aviation Operations Officer, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 38th Infantry Division, Executive Officer, Headquarters and headquarters Company, 38th Combat Aviation Brigade, Aviation and Airspace Management Officer, TACT Command Post 38th Infantry Division, Liaison Officer, 38th Combat Aviation Brigade and Branch Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters-Indiana.  His field grade command assignments are Rear Detachment Commander, 38th Infantry Division, Commander 38th Combat Aviation Brigade and Commander 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion.

Major General Degelow deployed as Aviation Task Force Liaison Officer, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 38th Infantry Division at USARCENT, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in 2008-2009.

Major General Degelow earned a Bachelor’s degree through Purdue University for Industrial Technology and a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.  His military institutional training includes Armor, Aviation and Medical Service Corps Officer Basic Courses, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff Officer Course, Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM), Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM), and the Army Senior Leader Development Seminar (SLDS).

Major General Degelow’s awards include Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and M Device), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Indiana Long Service Medal (with 25 Year Disk), Indiana Overseas Service Ribbon, Indiana Outside Continental United States Ribbon, Indiana Military Volunteer Emblem, Senior Army Aviator Badge, among others.

The National Guard Bureau has additional biographic information for Maj. Gen. Degelow.

CSM Brian T Zirkelbach

Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Brian T. Zirkelbach

Sr. Enlisted Advisor, 38th Infantry Division

Command Sergeant Major Brian Zirkelbach has 32 years of service in the U.S. Army and the Indiana Army National Guard. He served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade from June 2020 to September 2023 and concurrently was the Indiana National Guard J3 Operations Sergeant Major from December 2021 to October 2023.

Previous assignments in the INARNG include CSM for the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; CSM for the 1-151st Infantry Battalion while it was affiliated with the 25th Infantry Division in the Associated Unit Program and CSM of the Individual Redeployment Operations (IRDO) at Camp Atterbury, IN. While a member of the INARNG he has been assigned to C Co. 2-151 INF, B Trp. 1-152 CAV, 1-138 RTI, B Co. 1-152 INF and 1-163 FA.

Prior to joining in the Indiana Army National Guard in 1996, he served in the Regular Army from 1990 to 1996, assigned to B Co. 2-16 INF, Ft. Riley, Kan., HHC 1-5 INF, Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea and B Co. 2-7 INF, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

He has more than 10 years of civilian employment working in commercial banking with a focus in loan review, credit analysis, commercial loan workout and management of secured credit administration and small business problem loan resolution functions.

His military schooling includes the Army Strategic Education Program’s Nominative Leader Course, the Sergeants Major Course and First Sergeants Course. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Indiana and a Master of Business Administration from Butler University.

His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Valorous Unit Award, Combat Infantry Badge (with star), Expert Infantry Badge, Air Assault Badge, Indiana Distinguished Service Medal, Indiana Commendation Medal, Indiana Long Service Medal, Indiana Overseas Service Ribbon, Norwegian Road March Badge in Bronze, the Order of Saint Maurice and Order of Saint George.

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