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Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Brig. Gen. Daniel A. Degelow

Assistant Adjutant General (Army) Brig. Gen. David N. Vesper headshotBrigadier 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.

Education

 
EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
  • Purdue University - BS - Industrial Technology
  • United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies
MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
  • Armor Officer Basic Course
  • Initial Entry Rotary Wing Flight School Aviation Officer Basic Course
  • Medical Service Corps Officer Basic Course Aviation Captain's Career Course
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College Advanced Aircraft Qualification Course for the UH-60 Blackhawk United States Army War College

Assignments

  • Oct 2020 – Present: Assistant Adjutant General, Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 2019 - Oct 2020: Rear Detachment Commander, 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • May 2016 - Apr 2019: Commander, 38th Combat Aviation Brigade, 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 2014 - Apr 2016: Aviation Operations Officer, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mar 2012 - Sep 2014: Commander, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 38th Infantry Division, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Nov 2010 - Feb 2012: Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade, 38th Infantry Division, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Apr 2010 - Oct 2010: Aviation Officer, TACT Command Post 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Nov 2009 - Mar 2010: Airspace Management Officer, TACT Command Post 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 2008 - Oct 2009: Aviation Task Force Liaison Officer, 2-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 38th Infantry Division, at USARCENT, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
  • May 2006 - Aug 2008: Liaison Officer, 38th Combat Aviation Brigade, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jun 2005 - Apr 2006: Branch Chief, Joint Forces Headquarters, JFHQ-Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 2004 - May 2005: Airfield Commander, Camp Atterbury Maneuver Training Center, Edinburg, Indiana
  • Sep 2002- Aug 2004: Assistant State Aviation Officer and Aviation Training Manager, Headquarters State Area Command, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 2001 - Aug 2002: Commander, 681st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Dec 1998 - Aug 2001: Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade, 38th Infantry Division, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Jul 1997 - Nov 1998: Air Ambulance Platoon Leader, 681st Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Apr 1997 - Jun 1997: Liaison Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade, 38th Infantry Division, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Nov 1996 - Mar 1997: Assistant S3 Air, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade, 38th Infantry Division, Shelbyville, Indiana

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

Flight Information

  • Rating: Senior Army Aviator Flight hours: 1,016
  • Aircraft flown: TH67, UH-1H, UH-1V, UH-60A, UH-60L
  • Pilot wings: Fort Rucker, Alabama

Awards and Decorations

  • 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

Professional Memberships and Achievements

  • Reserve Officer Association, Lifetime Member National Guard Association of Indiana, Life Member
  • National Guard Association of the United States, Life Member Army Aviation Association of America
  • Army War College Foundation Inc., Lifetime Member

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016, Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
  • 2014, The Honorable Order of St. Michael, Bronze, Army Aviation Association of America
  • 2001, Distinguished Honor Graduate, Aviation Captains Career Course
  • 1997, Commercial Pilot Helicopter License, Federal Aviation Administration
  • 1996, Honor Graduate, Initial Entry Rotary Wing (Flight School)