Brig. Gen. Courtney Carr named adjutant general of Indiana

Gov. Mike Pence congratulates Brig. Gen. Courtney Carr
Governor Mike Pence has chosen Brigadier General Courtney P. Carr to become the Adjutant General of Indiana. Carr will take over from Major General R. Martin Umbarger, who is retiring on May 31, 2015.

Gen. Carr began his career in 1983 upon commissioning as a Regular Army officer from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

From 1991 to 2011, Gen. Carr was active in a variety of roles around Indiana as a member of the Indiana National Guard. His service included serving as commander of the 1st Battalion of the 151st Infantry, where he led several hundred soldiers and deployed with them to Bosnia just after 9/11 in February 2002. He also served as Commander of the 138th Regiment Combat Arms in Edinburgh, a training organization for officers and sergeants. In 2007, Carr was chosen as Commander of the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, comprised of approximately 4,500 Indiana Guardsmen, and he deployed with them to Iraq. 

Carr's most recent position is Deputy Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. In this role, he supports function associated with Army current operations, force readiness, mobilization, military support to civil authorities, and anti-terrorism/force protection.

Gov. Pence extended his appreciation to Major General Umbarger for more than 45 years of service to the Indiana National Guard, including the past eleven years as Adjutant General of Indiana.