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Indiana Guard Reserve

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Major General F. Barry Green

“The men and women of the Indiana Guard Reserve are, in the main, Veterans who wish to continue to serve their state and nation. Serving without compensation, they preserve and share their military skills, through service in a lawfully organized element of the Military Department of Indiana.

This website explains in detail the requirements for service. Please accept my personal invitation to join us. It is my privilege and honor to serve with these dedicated patriots in the Indiana Guard Reserve.”


F. Barry Green enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard in March 1957. He attended the Indiana Military Academy Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in September 1967.

MG Green served in command and staff positions in Battery, Battalion, Major Command, Division Headquarters and the Military Department of Indiana. He has more than 10 years of command experience. In March 1998 Green retired from the Federal military as a Colonel, after 41 years of service to the United States. MG Green has earned and wears more than 31 awards and decorations.

MG Green entered the Indiana Guard Reserve in March 1998 as the Chief of Staff. He was promoted to Brigadier General in August 2000 and was assigned as Deputy Commander and Commander of Task Force North.

MG F. Barry Green was appointed Commanding General of the Indiana Guard Reserve and promoted to Major General by MG R. Martin Umbarger, the Adjutant General of Indiana, during Annual Training 2005 at Camp Atterbury Joint Manuever Training Center.