INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana National Guard is getting its first African-American brigadier general.
The Guard says that Col. Wayne Black has been promoted to the position of assistant adjutant general.
A promotion ceremony will be held July 13.
A business graduate of South Carolinaís military college, The Citadel, Black has a master of business administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a masterís degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.
Black joined the Indiana National Guard in 1996 and is a former plans officer at a war games center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Black served in Afghanistan in 2008 and 2009. He also served in Bosnia-Herzegovina.