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Indiana governor picks new National Guard leader after predecessor forced out

September 26, 2019

From the Army Times website

A new leader has been named for the Indiana National Guard, a month after his predecessor resigned under pressure following claims that he retaliated against a staffer for reporting his alleged affair with a subordinate.

Governor Eric Holcomb‘s office announced Tuesday that Colonel R. Dale Lyles will become Indiana’s adjutant general and promoted to brigadier general effective October 1. Lyles is a 32-year military veteran who most recently has been deputy chief of staff for operations at the National Guard Bureau in Washington.

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Webmaster Comment: This announcement comes in the same week that the Air Force relieved another squadron commander because of “a loss of confidence in his leadership abilities.” In the last two years, the military services have removed senior officers, many commanders, and several senior enlisted leaders. Several flag officers were removed and forced to retire.

Overbearing leadership, sexual misconduct, and other questionable behavior have never been acceptable in the military. Apparently complaints are now fully investigated and in many cases validated, and appropriate actions taken.

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