Umbarger: Handling budget cuts, increasing recruiting top agenda for this year

The Bargersville man who has prepared Camp Atterbury to become a permanent training center and helped build a National Guard armory in Johnson County now will tackle how to continue to recruit and train soldiers while reducing expenses.

Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger has been adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard since 2004 and will continue the position for the incoming governor, Mike Pence.

He said one of his biggest concerns will be how future budget cuts will affect the National Guard. As adjutant general, he oversees the recruiting, training and equipping of 13,000 soldiers and 2,000 airmen across the state.

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