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Indiana National Guard Two-star General Retires After More Than 32 Years of Service

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana National Guard held a retirement ceremony for Maj. Gen. David C. Wood Sunday, Aug. 5, 2017 at Camp Atterbury.

Maj. Gen. David C. Wood smiles as he speaks during his retirement at Camp Atterbury, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Wood, a two-time combat veteran who served more than 32 years in the military, commanded the 38th Infantry Division, 38th Combat Aviation and 638th Aviation Support Battalion. “The opportunity to lead soldiers throughout my career has been my greatest honor,” said Wood. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Runser 

During the ceremony, Wood recounted the highlights of his career and expressed his gratitude for the service members he encountered in his years of service, including his last role as an assistant adjutant general. 

“What makes military service special is the people you serve with,” said Wood. “I feel fortunate to have served with so many outstanding officers, noncommissioned officers, soldiers and airmen of the Indiana National Guard. 

Wood served in multiple key leadership roles in the Indiana National Guard including the 38th Infantry Division commander from 2014 to 2018, the 38th Combat Aviation Brigade commander from 2007 to 2010 and the 638th Aviation Support Battalion from 2001 to 2003. 

“The opportunity to lead soldiers throughout my career has been my greatest honor,” said Wood. 

Wood recognized the efforts, understanding and support required from of his family, friends and civilian employer in order for him to have a successful military career. 

"Dave has done so much for the men and women of this organization, Indiana and the nation,” said Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, adjutant general of Indiana. “We are excited for this next phase of his life and thankful for the opportunity to have served with this great leader."

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