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Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger

Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger

Major General R. Martin Umbarger was appointed as The Adjutant General of Indiana on 11 March 11, 2004, reappointed by Gov. Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., on Dec. 1, 2004 and then reappointed by Gov. Michael Pence on Dec. 13, 2012. As The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Umbarger's primary focus is to lead the Indiana Army and Air National Guard, the Indiana Guard Reserve and state employees all totaling more than 15,800 personnel.

Major General Umbarger began his career as an enlisted Soldier for the Indiana Army National Guard in 1969. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant, infantry branch, in June 1971 after graduating from the Indiana Military Academy as a distinguished military graduate. Prior to his current assignment, Maj. Gen. Umbarger served as the deputy commanding general for the reserve component, U.S. Forces Command. Other notable assignments include the assistant division commander for training, 38th Infantry Division (Mechanized). He also served as commanding general of the 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), which executed a very successful deployment and rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Major Gen. Umbarger has directed the pre-mobilized training, deployment and redeployment of virtually all units of the Indiana Army and Air National Guard in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Maj. Gen. Umbarger previously served as a member of the Secretary of the Army’s Reserve Forces Policy Committee, and he currently serves on the Secretary of Defense’s Reserve Forces Policy Board.

  • 1969 University of Evansville – BS Degree – Business
  • 1986 United States Command and General Staff College
  • 1997 United States Army War College

Civilian Occupation: President of Roy Umbarger & Sons, Inc., Bargersville, Indiana

  • Mar 04 - Present, The Adjutant General of Indiana
  • May 02 – Mar 04, Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component), United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia
  • Nov 00 - Apr 02, Assistant Division Commander (Training), Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dec 96 - Oct 00, Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 94 - Nov 96, Deputy Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 94 - Aug 94, Special Projects Officer, Headquarters (-) State Area Command, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 91 - Apr 94, Executive Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, Kokomo, Indiana
  • Aug 87 - Sep 91, Battalion Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Columbus, Indiana
  • Oct 84 - Jul 87, S-3, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 151st Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, New Albany, Indiana
  • Oct 82 - Sep 84, Secretary to General Staff, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 82 - Sep 82, Headquarters Commandant, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 80 - Jan 82, RR/EO Training Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jul 77 - Sep 80, Company Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company 38th Aviation Battalion (Combat), Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Mar 75 - Jul 77, Tactical Officer, Headquarters Headquarters Detachment, Indiana Army National Guard, Edinburgh, Indiana
  • Mar 73 - Mar 75, Platoon Leader, Company B, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Martinsville, Indiana
  • Feb 72 - Feb 73, Platoon Leader, Support Company, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Connersville, Indiana
  • Nov 71 - Jan 72, Communications Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Aug 71 - Nov 71, Team Commander, 38th Administration Company, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • un 71 - Aug 71, S-3, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Legion of Merit (2nd Award)
  • Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (7th Award)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 1 hour glass device)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Reserve Components Service Ribbon
  • Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
  • Army Staff Identification Badge
  • Indiana Long Service Medal
  • Indiana Emergency Service Medal
  • Indiana Distinguished Service Medal (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Reserve Forces Policy Board, Member (2010 - present)
  • National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Chairman of the Board (2006-2008)
  • Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee Principal member (2005-2009)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Evansville, 2007
  • Distinguished Graduate (Erickson Trophy) OCS Class 17-71, Indiana Military Academy
  • Bargersville Masonic Lodge (Past Master)
  • Indianapolis Scottish Rite (33rd Degree)
  • Murat Shrine, of Indianapolis
  • Board of Trustees of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin, Indiana (2003 - present)
  • Board of Trustees of Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana  (2006 – present)
  • First Community Bank and Trust Company (Director 1995 – 2003)
  • Johnson County Animal Shelter (Advisory Board 1993 – 2006)
  • Indiana Feed and Grain Association, Director 1982 – 1985 (Chairman – 1988)
  • National Guard Association of Indiana (Past President – 1992)
  • National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) (Life Member)
  • National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) (Board of Directors – 2005)
  • Association of the United States Army (AUSA, Indiana Chapter 2000 – present)
  • Second Lieutenant - Army National Guard - Jun. 27, 1971
  • First Lieutenant  - Army National Guard - Jun. 26, 1974
  • Captain -  Army National Guard - Sep. 20, 1977
  • Major - Army National Guard - Sep. 23, 1982
  • Lieutenant Colonel - Army National Guard - Aug. 20, 1987 
  • Colonel - Army National Guard - Aug. 24, 1994
  • Brigadier General - Army National Guard -  Nov. 3, 1998
  • Major General - Army National Guard - Nov. 19, 2002
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(Current as of 26 Jun 2014)

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