The Indiana National Guard this month celebrated the retirement of Brigadier General Ronald Westfall in Indianapolis. Westfall retired after 40 years in the military, the majority of which was spent in Indiana.

During his career, Westfall earned several decorations and awards, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Order of Saint Maurice.

"Ron Westfall is one of the most talented officers we've had and is a great friend and confidant," said Maj. Gen. Courtney Carr, adjutant general of Indiana. "He and Mrs. Westfall has had a marked impact on the Indiana National Guard and in a broader sense, the nation."

Westfall served in multiple key leadership roles in the Indiana National Guard including Commander for 1-151st Infantry in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom 8, Commander of the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Army Chief of Staff, and Director of the Joint Staff.