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Ind. Guard promotes 1st African-American brigadier general

Jun. 6, 2013 - 07:28AM   |  
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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana National Guard is getting its first African-American brigadier general.

The Guard says that Col. Wayne Black has been promoted to the position of assistant adjutant general.

A promotion ceremony will be held July 13.

A business graduate of South Carolina’s military college, The Citadel, Black has a master of business administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.

Black joined the Indiana National Guard in 1996 and is a former plans officer at a war games center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Black served in Afghanistan in 2008 and 2009. He also served in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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