Indiana National Guard to Promote First African-American to General

The Indiana National Guard has announced they will be hosting a promotion ceremony for Col. Wayne Black to brigadier general at the Indiana War Memorial today at 1 p.m., making him the first African-American to be promoted to brigadier general in the Indiana National Guard.

Black, a 1984 Citadel graduate who has nearly 30 years of military experience, will also be an assistant adjutant general. He joined the Indiana Army National Guard in 1996 and was most recently 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.

The promotion ceremony is open to the public.