The Indiana National Guard has named Col. Kenneth Ring Jr. officer of the property and fiscal office. He is an aviation officer and has held many positions in the military since commissioning as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military Academy in 1986. Ring has served as scout platoon leader, assistant operations officer, personnel officer, executive officer, acting brigade commander, flight facility commander, state aviation officer, Atterbury-Muscatatuck deputy commander and 38th Infantry Division chief of staff. He is a veteran with deployments to Bosnia in 2004 and Afghanistan in 2009, most recent position was as the director of personnel force innovation at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services in Lawrence. In addition to Ring’s three-year, active-duty tour at the Defense Department’s finance and accounting services, Ring also worked as a senior manager and certified public accountant with Ernst and Young.