INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, is pleased to announce the selection of Lt. Col. Jeff Hackett as the director of plans, operations and training effective Sept. 1, 2017.
Hackett, of Westfield, served as the 38th Infantry Division operations officer prior to the move to the Indiana National Guard headquarters and replaces Col. Tim Winslow.
"I look forward to working for and with the soldiers and airmen of the Indiana National Guard to sustain and build readiness," said Hackett. “I am extremely honored to have been given the opportunity to prepare our service members for the full-spectrum of global challenges that exist today.”
Hackett oversaw a busy time for the division as it trained and mobilized numerous units in support of overseas contingency missions spread out over each of the Department of Defense’s geographic combatant commands as well as preparing the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team for its rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.
Hackett has served as an infantry officer since 1994 and commanded at every level from platoon to battalion. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, U.S. Army War College, the Army Airborne and Ranger Courses.
Hackett is married to Ozelle, his wife of 23 years. They have two sons, Jackson, 17, and Graham, 13.
“We remain committed to providing ready forces focused on protecting our communities, state and nation in response to complex disasters, emergencies or conflicts,” said Carr. “Col. Hackett’s operational experience makes him the right leader to continue this organizations proud history of being ready when called upon to ensure the safety and security of the state and nation.”