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Indiana National Guard Maj. Gen. Tod Carmony, commander of the 38th Infantry Division passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Lucas, command sergeant major for the 38th Infantry Division, during the change of command ceremony, Oct. 19, 2008, in Indianapolis. During the ceremony, command of the 38th Infantry Divisions was relinquished from Maj. Gen. Richard Moorhead to Carmony during the ceremony.

By Spc. William E. Henry
Indiana Army National Guard

INDIANAPOLIS - The 38th Infantry Division held a promotion and change of command ceremony at the Division's parade field Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008.

Division Guardsmen stood in formation and presented their flags as Indiana's Adj. Gen, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger promoted Brig. Gen. Tod Carmony to major general before the change of command took place.

Carmony was the assistant commander for support of the 38th before being chosen to head the outfit as the 19th commanding general of the division since World War II.

After the promotion, Umbarger had much praise to offer the division's new leader, stating, "No one has a better pedigree to follow General Moorhead," said Umbarger.

It's been almost three years since a new leader has assumed command of the 38th Infantry Division and the outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Richard Moorhead welcomed Carmony to his new duty.

"The future is bright for the division. I know the 38th Division will be in good hands under the command of (Major) General Tod Carmony," said Moorhead, who is scheduled to retire in December.

Carmony spoke of how change of command ceremonies are like the military's equivalent of a big family reunion and how great it was to have all the family gathered together in Indianapolis at the home of the 38th Division.

"I am humbled by the faith and confidence that Maj. Gen. Umbarger and Maj. Gen. Moorhead, two great infantry commanders, have placed in me. It's an honor to join the ranks of 38th Division Commanders," said Carmony.


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Date Taken:10.19.2008

Date Posted:10.28.2008 14:15

Location:INDIANAPOLIS, IN, USGlobe

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