The Indiana National Guard this month celebrated the retirement of Brigadier General Wayne Black in Indianapolis. Black retired after 33 years in the military, the majority of which was spent in Indiana.
Black spent the first 11 years of his military career on active duty and more than 22 years in the Indiana Army National Guard. He held several command positions, the last of which was commanding general of the Indiana Army National Guard’s 81st Troop Command.
During his career, Black earned several decorations and awards, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, ranger Tab and Parachutist Badge.
"Wayne has done so much for the men and women of this organization, Indian and the nation," said Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, adjutant general of Indiana. "We are excited for this next phase of his life and thankful for the opportunity to have served with this great leader."
The Indiana National Guard says Black worked as a manufacturing supervisor in Indianapolis for Chicago-based LSC Communications. He will continue with the company following his retirement from the military.