Honoree

R. Martin Umbarger

AWARDS

Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion (2014)
Old Oaken Bucket Game
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie

BIOGRAPHY

Major General R. Martin Umbarger was appointed as The Adjutant General of Indiana on 11 March 11, 2004, reappointed by Gov. Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., on Dec. 1, 2004 and then reappointed by Gov. Michael Pence on Dec. 13, 2012. As The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Umbarger's primary focus is to lead the Indiana Army and Air National Guard, the Indiana Guard Reserve and state employees all totaling more than 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, Maj. Gen. Umbarger served as the deputy commanding general for the reserve component, U.S. 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.

Major Gen. 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. Maj. Gen. 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.