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Indiana Guard Promotes First African-American to General

From an Indiana National Guard News Release

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 – Army Col. Wayne Black of the Indiana National Guard will be promoted to brigadier general during a July 13 ceremony held at the Indiana War Memorial here.

Black is the first African-American to be promoted to brigadier general in the Indiana National Guard. He will be an assistant adjutant general.

The colonel is a 1984 graduate of the Military College of South Carolina -- also known as The Citadel. He has nearly 30 years of military experience.

Black joined the Indiana Army National Guard in 1996. He 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.

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