Brig. Gen. Ronald A. Westfall serves as director of joint staff for the Indiana National Guard. He is the principal senior staff officer and policy adviser on Army, Air and joint matters for the adjutant general.
Westfall translates guidance and intent into actionable plans, generating individual and collective readiness and sustaining the performance of headquarters staff, Army National Guard commands and Air National Guard wings, which altogether comprise more than 14,000 soldiers, airmen and civilians. He also oversees the planning, programming, budgeting and execution of a $350 to $400 million annual budget.
Westfall was commissioned in 1986 from the Indiana Military Academy Officer Candidate School at Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh, Ind. In 2002, he deployed to Bosnia as the force protection officer. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq as the executive officer for the 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team, and again in 2008, as the battalion commander for the 151st Infantry Regiment, 76th Brigade Combat Team.
Westfall has held many positions throughout the state, from platoon leader and company commander in Fort Wayne to company commander and battalion commander in Jasper. He earned a bachelor of science in management of human resources from Oakland City University.