By Master Sgt. Jeff Lowry
Indiana National Guard
Indiana National Guard leader reiterates training day number to leaders, troops
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Dale Lyles sent a memo to commanders at all levels within the community-based organization that their training schedules must not exceed 39 days per year.
The part-time military force, once billed as a weekend per month and two weeks per summer, citizen-soldiers and -airmen who live, work and serve in communities throughout the Hoosier state.
"My number one priority is the people who make up the Indiana National Guard," said Lyles. "When we take care of our people, we posture ourselves to win. Reiterating this weekend per month and two weeks per year policy ensures our soldiers and airmen have a good work, life balance coming off nearly 20 years of an extremely high operational tempo."
The Indiana National Guard will focus its efforts to maximize the training opportunities within the 39-day window, while recognizing there may be requirements to adjust to support deployments or major training exercises.