Brig. Gen. L. Kip Clark is the Indiana National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for the Air component and serves as the Air component commander. Clark has the overall responsibility for organizing, training and equipping the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, the 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute, the Atterbury Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range in Edinburgh, Jefferson Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range in Madison, and the 207th Weather Flight in Indianapolis. He serves as the principal adviser to the adjutant general on all programs and operations affecting the Indiana Air National Guard ensuring federal and state mission readiness. Clark began his military career in 1984, enlisting in the Indiana Air National Guard as a heavy equipment operator. In 1987 he commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1986 at the Academy of Military Science. He began his flying career as a weapons systems officer in an F-4E and has more than 2,700 flight hours in various aircraft: T-37, T-38, F-4 and F-16. His distinguished service in the Indiana National Guard includes instructor and evaluator pilot, chief of standardization and evaluation, flight commander, squadron commander, operations officer, wing commander and overseas missions supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Clark, a 1986 graduate from Indiana State University, has earned many decorations and awards in his service to state and nation including the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Indiana Homeland Defense Service Ribbon and the Indiana Emergency Service Ribbon.
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(Biography current as of June 2018)
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