Brigadier General Daniel A. Degelow is the Indiana National Guard’s assistant adjutant general for the Army component. Brig. Gen. Degelow serves as a principle adviser to the adjutant general and is responsible for assisting the adjutant general in formulating, developing and coordinating programs, policies and plans affecting the Indiana Army National Guard and more than 11,000 citizen-soldiers, including its implementation of a “People First” strategy. The strategy enacts a vision and mission to acquire, develop, employ and retain a talented work force to build a more modern, lethal, agile and resilient force needed to win and home and abroad.
Brig. Gen. Degelow joined the Army Reserves the day after he graduated high school, and completed advanced individual training as a combat engineer. While studying at Purdue University, he joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps, and in 1988, was recruited to the Army National Guard. In 1990, he served as a scout platoon leader, Troop A 1st Squadron 238th Cavalry, Marion, Indiana. Upon his commissioning to second lieutenant, he attended the armor officer basic course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He has served in all levels of leadership, including platoon leader, company commander, battalion commander and brigade commander, as well as in many staff positions.
Brig. Gen. Degelow’s notable assignments include commander, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion and commander, 38th Combat Aviation Brigade. In 2009, he served with distinction during a deployment to the Middle East. His most recent assignment was as rear detachment commander for the 38th Infantry Division. He has piloted the TH67 Creek; UH-1H, UH-1V, UH-60A Iroquois; and the UH-60L Blackhawk.
Brig. Gen. Degelow completed his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial technology from Purdue University and Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is an honor graduate of the aviation officer basic course and initial entry flight training and a distinguished honor graduate of the aviation officer advanced course.
His awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 1 bronze OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 silver and 2 bronze OLC), the Senior Aviator Badge and the Honorable Order of Saint Michael, bronze.
Apr 1995 - Oct 1996: Liaison Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion (MECH) 152d Infantry, Marion, Indiana
Jun 1994 - Mar 1995: Liaison Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron 238th Cavalry, Marion, Indiana
May 1990 - May 1994: Scout Platoon Leader, Troop A 1st Squadron 238th Cavalry, Marion, Indiana
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(Biography current as of December 2020)
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