Gov. Holcomb announces Indiana National Guard leader to depart

Gov. Holcomb announces Indiana National Guard leader to depart
By: Governor Eric J. Holcomb Last Updated: August 13, 2019

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced Indiana National Guard Adjutant General Courtney Carr will retire.

“Upon my recommendation, Maj. Gen. Carr has announced his decision to retire,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I received his resignation letter Saturday, and I thanked him for his service to our state and country.”

Carr has served as Adjutant General since 2015 and his resignation is effective Friday.

Brigadier General Timothy Winslow will serve as the interim Adjutant General. Winslow is a career Army National Guard aviator and was promoted to brigadier general in May.

The Indiana Army and Air National Guard are reserve components of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. During times of national emergency, National Guard members may be called into active federal service by the President of the United States.

During times of peace, the National Guard is commanded by the governor. In its state role, the National Guard assists local law enforcement agencies during emergencies at the direction of the governor. The distribution of soldiers, equipment and facilities across the state allows the National Guard to respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies statewide.