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Indiana Adjutant General

The Adjutant General of Indiana is the commander of the Indiana National Guard, the Indiana Guard Reserve, and, when active, the Indiana Naval Militia. The Adjutant General (or 'TAG') is responsible for all state, non-federalized military and reports directly to the Governor of Indiana. Indiana's TAG is appointed by the governor and serves a term concurrent with the governor.[1] The Adjutant General must hold a rank of Brigadier General (BG) or higher.

There have been 55 men who served as Adjutant General in Indiana; 3 have served nonconsecutive terms, bringing the total number of terms to 58.[2] The current Adjutant General is MG Courtney Carr.[3]

List of Adjutants General of Indiana

The following have served as Adjutants General in Indiana:

# Name From Date Appointed by (Governor) Served until
58 MG Courtney P. Carr 1 June 2015 Mike Pence (2015) Present
57 MG Roy Martin Umbarger[4] 11 March 2004 [5] Joe Kernan (2004)

Mitch Daniels (2004)
Mike Pence (2012)

31 May 2015
56 MG George A. Buskirk 5 November 2002[6] Frank O'Bannon (2001) 11 March 2004 [5]
55 MG Robert J. Mitchell [7] 1997 Frank O'Bannon (1997)[8] 5 November 2002[6]
54 MG Charles W. Whitaker 21 April 1990[9] Evan Bayh 1997
53 MG Jack K. Elrod[2] 1989 1990
52 MG Carl G. Farrell[2] 1986 1989
51 Alfred F. Ahner[2] 1972 1986
50 John M. Owens[2] 1969 1972
49 John S. Anderson[2] 1961 1969
48 Alfred F. Ahner[2] 1960 1961
47 John W. McConnell[2] 1957 1960
46 Harold H. Doherty[2] 1953 1957
45 Robinson Hitchcock[2] 1949 1953
44 Howard H. Maxwell[2] 1947 1949
43 Ben H. Watt[2] 1945 1947
42 Elmer W. Sherwood[2] 1945 1945
41 William P. Weimer[2] 1942 1945
40 Elmer F. Straub[2] 1941 1942
39 James D. Friday[2] 1941 1941
38 Elmer F. Straub[2] 1933 1941
37 Paul E. Tombaugh[2] 1931 1933
36 Manford G. Henley[2] 1929 1931
35 BG William G. Everson 1929 Harry G. Leslie (1929) [10]
34 William H. Kershner[2] 1925 1929
33 Harry B. Smith[2] 1917 1925
32 Franklin L. Bridges[2] 1914 1917
31 George W. McCoy 1909 1913
30 Oran Perry[11] 1905 [2] 1909
29 John R. Ward [12] 1901 Winfield T. Durbin 1905
28 James K. Gore[2] 1897 James A. Mount 1901
27 Irwin Robbins[2] 1893 1897
26 Nicholas R. Ruckle[2] 1889 1893
25 George W. Koontz[2] 1885 Isaac P. Gray 1889
24 James R. Carnahan[13] 17 January 1881 Albert G. Porter 1885
23 George W. Russ[14] 13 February 1877 James D. Williams 1881
22 William W. Conner [2] 1873 Thomas A. Hendricks 1877
21 John G. Greenwalt [2] 1 April 1870[15] Conrad Baker 1873
20 MG James C. Veatch 1869[16] Conrad Baker 1870
19 BG William Henry Harrison Terrell [17] 1864 Oliver P. Morton (1864)[18] 1869
18 Lazarus Noble [2] 1861 Oliver P. Morton 1864


17 John M. Wallace [2] 1861 1861
16 Lew Wallace [2] 1861 1861
15 William A. Morrison [2] 1857 Ashbel P. Willard 1861
14 Stephen Tomlinson [2] 1854 Joseph A. Wright 1857
13 GEN David Reynolds 6 January 1844[19] James Whitcomb 1854
12 Douglas Maguire [2] 1838 David Wallace 1843


11 Jacob Landis [2] 1832 Noah Noble 1838[Note 1]


10 Thomas Posey [2][Note 2] 1823 William Hendricks 1831


9 Stephen Ranney [2] 1822 1823


8 Henry Coburn [2] 1819 Jonathan Jennings 1822


7 Stephen Ranney[20] 1817 Jonathan Jennings 1819

The following Adjutants General served in Indiana Territory:

# Name From Date Appointed by (Governor) Served until
6 COL Allen B. Thorn[21] 17 September 1814 Thomas Posey 1817 Statehood
5 COL Walter Taylor[21] 24 February 1814 Thomas Posey 17 September 1814
4 COL W. Johnson[21] 10 September 1813 Thomas Posey 24 February 1814
2 [2] COL Daniel Sullivan[21] 14 January 1813 John Gibson 10 September 1813[21]
3 COL Charles Smith[21] 21 October 1812 William Henry Harrison 1813


2 COL Daniel Sullivan[22] 12 July 1812 William Henry Harrison 1812
1 John Small [2] 1801[23] William Henry Harrison[24] 1812

Citations and References

Notes
  1. ^ Dates in source appear to be errors. Need new reference to verify dates.
  2. ^ This is not the Indiana Territory Governor Thomas Posey, who died in 1818.
Citations
  1. ^ "Adjutants General Terms and Qualifications Statutes". National Conference of State Legislatures. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao Lowry (2015), p. 14.
  3. ^ "Governor Pence announces new Adjutant General". Indiana National Guard. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger". Indiana National Guard. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Indiana's new adjutant general installed in ceremony". NWI Times. 21 March 2004. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ a b "New leader of Indiana National Guard is named". Toledo Blade. 14 October 2001. p. A5. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Former Indiana National Guard adjutant general passes away". 7 May 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Major General (Retired) Robert J. Mitchell, 77". DuBois County Free Press. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Major General Charles W. Whitaker". Memorial Obituaries. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Everson of Indiana to be U.S.M.B. Chief" (PDF). New York National Guardsman. October 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Indiana in the Mexican War". Indiana Magazine of History. Indiana University Department of History. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 404.
  13. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 99.
  14. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 93.
  15. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 90.
  16. ^ Scott, Kate, ed. (1892). "General James C. Veatch, Letter 1892" (PDF). Indiana Historical Society. p. 3. Retrieved 2015.
  17. ^ "Indiana Adjutant General's Office correspondence, 1865 January 26". The University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Retrieved 2015.
  18. ^ Bodenhamer, David (ed.); Barrows, Robert (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 1329. Retrieved 2015.
  19. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 80.
  20. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 69.
  21. ^ a b c d e f Pratt (1901), p. 40.
  22. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 39.
  23. ^ Pratt (1901), p. 12.
  24. ^ "Grouseland Rifle Crafted by First Indiana Sheriff Designated Official State Rifle". Whig Rose Journal Weblog of William Henry Harrison's Grouseland. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 2015.
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