The Indiana National Guard is holding a ceremony Saturday to honor the promotion of its first African-American brigadier general. Wayne Black has been with the Indiana Army National Guard since 1996. July 12, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana National Guard will host a promotion ceremony for Col. Wayne Black to brigadier general at the Indiana War Memorial, Saturday at 1 p.m.

Black, a 1984 Citadel graduate who has nearly 30 years of military experience, is the first African-American to be promoted to brigadier general in the Indiana National Guard, and he will be an assistant adjutant general.

Black, who joined the Indiana Army National Guard in 1996, most recently deployed to Afghanistan in 2008 as the commander of an embedded training team that provided training, mentorship and oversight to the Afghan National Police and the Border Police.

The promotion ceremony is open to the public.

Visit the Indiana National Guard Facebook page,, after the event for photos.

Source: The Indiana National Guard

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