The Indiana National Guard is a joint-force organization with 65 Army National Guard installations around the state, and facilities at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Additionally, there are two Air Wings, the 181st Intelligence Wing based in Terre Haute, and the 122nd Air Wing based in Ft. Wayne.
As of April 2012, this combined force numbers approximately 15,265. The Joint Forces Headquarters is located at Stout Field on the west side of Indianapolis. The sitting Adjutant General is Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, who has held the position since March 11, 2004.
The Indiana Army and Air National Guard are reserve components of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. During times of national emergency, National Guard members may be called into active federal service by the President of the United States.
During peace times, the National Guard is commanded by the governor. In it's "state" role, the National Guard assists local law enforcement agencies during emergencies at the direction of the governor. The distribution of soldiers, equipment and facilities across the state allows the National Guard to respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies statewide.
This dual federal-state mission is unique to the U.S. military and sets the National Guard apart from
any other reserve component.
The Indiana National Guard's Strategic Plan
Posted April 30, 2012
The Indiana National Guard’s Strategic Plan serves as the foundation for strategic planning, priorities, and programming guidance to ensure resources are appropriately linked to strategy and will be the guide for evaluating the INNG overall programs.
The Indiana National Guard generates, sustains, and ensures through a viable internal control program, fully capable units, facilities, installations and individuals ready to serve our communities, states, and nation.
The Indiana National Guard continues as a premier National Guard force in generating and sustaining ready, reliable, relevant, accessible and responsive individuals and formations securing our homeland and supporting the warfight.
We embrace expanding civil-military relationships, emerging doctrine, and technological advances, while honoring the foundation of our Minuteman heritage.
We commit to the stewardship of the resources entrusted to us through a viable Internal Control Program.
We employ whole-of-nation/whole-of-government efforts and incorporate public-private partnerships to enhance, complement and reinforce our business practices
We remain your diverse, community-based force of patriotic professionals dedicated to military values, ethics, the warrior ethos and the family covenant.
Integrity first – Doing what is right – first
Agility – Embracing needed change and using it to our advantage
Visionary Leadership – Leading with profound understanding and wise foresight
Service before Self – Putting the mission before self
Organizational and Cultural Diversity – Blending our strengths to broaden our perspective
Respecting our Families, Communities, Employees and Partners – Realizing where our strength is anchored
Loyalty, Duty, Respect – Being trusted and known by our honor
Personal Courage – Drawing upon our spirit for the strength to do what is right
Excellence – Striving to be excellent in all we do, always
Neighbors in Peace – Warriors in Battle
Last updated April 8, 2013