Indiana National Guard chief promoted to major general


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana National Guard’s leader has been promoted to major general.

The promotion of state Adjutant General Dale Lyles by Gov. Eric Holcomb occurred in a ceremony at the Statehouse on Friday.

Holcomb said, “General Lyles is the right man for the right job at the right time.”

Lyles assumed command of the Indiana National Guard in October 2019, leading a force of about 13,500 troops. Before that, Lyles served as the deputy chief of staff for operations at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 and to Bosnia in 2002.

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