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Major General R. Martin Umbarger

     Major General R. Martin Umbarger was appointed as The Adjutant General of Indiana on 11 March 2004 and reappointed by Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. on 1 December 2004.  As The Adjutant General, Major General Umbarger's primary focus is to lead the Indiana Army and Air National Guard, the Indiana Guard Reserve and State employees all totaling over 15,800 personnel.

      Major General Umbarger began his career as an enlisted soldier for the Indiana Army National Guard in 1969. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Infantry Branch, in June 1971 after graduating from the Indiana Military Academy as a Distinguished Military Graduate. Prior to his current assignment, Major General Umbarger served as the Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component) United States Forces Command.  Other notable assignments include the Assistant Division Commander for Training, 38th Infantry Division (Mechanized).  He also served as Commanding General of the 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), which executed a very successful Deployment and Rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana in May of 2000. 

     MG Umbarger has directed the pre-mobilized training, deployment and redeployment of virtually all units of the Indiana Army and Air National Guard in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  MG Umbarger previously served as a member of the Secretary of the Army’s Reserve Forces Policy Committee and he currently serves on the Secretary of Defense’s Reserve Forces Policy Board.

EDUCATION:

1969 University of Evansville – BS Degree – Business

1986 United States Command and General Staff College

1997 United States Army War College

ASSIGNMENTS:

1.  Jun 71 - Aug 71, S-3, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Indiana
2.  Aug 71 - Nov 71, Team Commander, 38th Administration Company, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
3.  Nov 71 - Jan 72, Communications Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Indiana
4.  Feb 72 - Feb 73, Platoon Leader, Support Company, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Connersville,Indiana
5.  Mar 73 - Mar 75, Platoon Leader, Company B, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Martinsville, Indiana
6.  Mar 75 - Jul 77, Tactical Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, Indiana Army National Guard, Edinburgh, Indiana
7.  Jul 77 - Sep 80, Company Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company 38th Aviation Battalion (Combat), Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Indiana
8.  Oct 80 - Jan 82, RR/EO Training Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
9.  Feb 82 - Sep 82, Headquarters Commandant, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
10.  Oct 82 - Sep 84, Secretary to General Staff, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
11.  Oct 84 - Jul 87, S-3, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 151st Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, New Albany, Indiana
12.  Aug 87 - Sep 91, Battalion Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion (Mechanized) 152d Infantry, Indiana Army National Guard, Columbus, Indiana 
13.  Oct 91 - Apr 94, Executive Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2d Brigade, Indiana Army National Guard, Kokomo,Indiana
14.  May 94 - Aug 94, Special Projects Officer, Headquarters (-) State Area Command, Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis,Indiana
15.  Sep 94 - Nov 96, Deputy Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
16.  Dec 96 - Oct 00, Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
17.  Nov 00 - Apr 02, Assistant Division Commander (Training), Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 38th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Indiana Army National Guard, Indianapolis, Indiana
18.  May 02 – Mar 04, Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component), United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson,Georgia
19.  Mar 04 - Present, The Adjutant General of Indiana

 MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit (2nd Award)

Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (7th Award)

National Defense Service Medal 

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 1 hour glass device)

Army Service Ribbon Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon

Army Staff Identification Badge

Indiana Long Service Medal

Indiana Emergency Service Medal

Indiana Distinguished Service Medal (Bronze OLC)

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

MG Umbarger is the President of Roy Umbarger & Sons, Incorporated, Bargersville,Indiana

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

Reserve Forces Policy Board, Member (2010-present)

National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Chairman of the Board (2006- 2008)

Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, Principal member (2005 – 2009)

Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Evansville, 2007

Distinguished Graduate (Erickson Trophy) OCS Class 17-71, IndianaMilitaryAcademy

Bargersville Masonic Lodge (Past Master)

Indianapolis Scottish Rite (33rd Degree)

Murat Shrine, of Indianapolis

Board of Trustees of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Franklin,Indiana (2003 - present)

Board of Trustees of Franklin College, Franklin,Indiana  (2006 – present)

First Community Bank and Trust Company (Director 1995 – 2003)

Johnson County Animal Shelter (Advisory Board 1993 – 2006)

Indiana Feed and Grain Association, Director 1982 – 1985 (Chairman – 1988)

National Guard Association of Indiana (Past President – 1992)

National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) (Life Member)

National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) (Board of Directors– 2005)

Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Indiana Chapter 2000 – present

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:

2LT ARNG 27 Jun 71
1LT ARNG 26 Jun 74
CPT ARNG 20 Sep 77
MAJ ARNG 23 Sep 82
LTC ARNG 20 Aug 87
COL ARNG 24 Aug 94
BG ARNG 3 Nov 98
MG ARNG 19 Nov 02

(Current as of 3 Jan 12) The date of publication indicated on this biography reflects the most recent update. It does not necessarily reflect the date of printing.