Yesterday, Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced he has selected Col. R. Dale Lyles to serve as the new adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard.
Lyles will be promoted to the rank of brigadier general. Lyles, a native of Salem, has served most of his 32 years in the military in Indiana. He was deployed to Bosnia shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in support of Operation Joint Forge and to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Most recently, Lyles has served as the deputy chief of staff for operations at the National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C., where he focused on the operations training and readiness for the Army National Guard. During his time in Indiana, he served the director of Atterbury Muscatatuck operations, commander of the 219th Engineer Brigade and commander of Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, among many other assignments. Lyles earned the Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star Medal, among numerous other military awards and decorations.