Greetings, men and women of the Indiana National Guard. I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to you, and to your families, for your tremendous dedication and hard work over the past several months. You have stepped up to support your fellow Hoosiers by lending your assistance across Indiana during the COVID-19 pandemic – and you’ve done so safely and with an attitude of service before self. You’ve served admirably overseas to support missions that are critical to our national security. And, you’ve accepted the challenges of structural reorganization to build a more modern, lethal, agile and resilient force, while helping foster a culture of innovation and shared purpose.
Guardsmen, as the backbone of this organization, YOU are my #1 priority.
As we all look forward to relaxing and celebrating during the upcoming holidays, I hope you will remember that I and your commanding officers have been listening to your feedback, and we have heard what you need in order to be successful:
Every day, it is a source of great pride to see so many of you holding yourselves to the highest standards of training and conduct, and to witness the discipline, professionalism and perseverance you exhibit to meet the challenges and commitments of your service. Thank you for everything you do to bring pride to this organization, and to support your fellow Americans, and fellow Hoosiers.
R. Dale Lyles
Brigadier General, INNG
The Adjutant General