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Indiana Guard Reserve

Indiana Guard Reserve

IGR > Who is the IGR > 1st Brigade 1st Brigade

The Torch Brigade, Lighting the Way

LTC Mark A. Hazelet

TRAINED AND READY - As the First Brigade of the Indiana Guard Reserve (IGR), the "Torch Brigade" lights the way, prepared to assume missions assigned by the IGR Headquarters, whether they be assisting Civil authorities in a local emergency or assuming control of an armory whose Indiana Army National Guard unit has been activated. The 1st Brigade has its Headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Persons interested in leading the way with the IGR 1st Brigade should contact either our Recruiting Officer, LTC Lee Gamson, our Personnel Officer, 1LT Mike McManama, or our Brigade Commander, LTC Mark A. Hazelet.

First Brigade Command and Staff Personnel

Commander LTC Mark A. Hazelet (574) 551-6397
Executive Officer CPT Christopher Sullins  
Command Sergeant Major CSM Scott Hawks (574) 269-7930
Chaplain CPT Lynda Jones (260) 248-1955
S-1 Personnel Officer 1LT Mike McManama (260) 517-9164
S-2/S-3 Intelligence/Operations 1LT David Hazelton (765) 860-8009
S-4 Logistics MSG Lee Bontrager (574) 370-6027
S-5 Civil Affairs LTC Lee Gamson (765) 603-0996
S-6 Information Resources 2LT Steven K Sausaman (574) 527-1206
Recruiting Officer LTC Lee Gamson (765) 603-0996
Recruiting Sergeant SFC Lee Bontrager (574) 370-6027

Other Area Commanders and Sergeants Major:

First Battalion - Kokomo

Commander 1LT Gregg Denny (765) 661-5022
Sergeant Major SGM David K Hill (260) 580-1923

Second Battalion - Marion

Commander (vacant)
Sergeant Major SGM Daniel P Gerardot (260) 750-0889

Third Battalion - South Bend

Commander 2LT Larry Anderson (574) 220-6128
Sergeant Major SGM Carl Thompson (574) 238-8720