Major General R. Martin Umbarger, Retired
Marty Umbarger is president of Umbarger Agribusiness, a family-owned business for more than 79 years located in Bargersville, Indiana with three divisions: Feed Mill Operations, Grain Facility, and Agronomy Plant. He is a senior policy advisor with Bose Public Affairs Group, and an advisory consultant for AM General Corporation, South Bend, Indiana. Mr. Umbarger has extensive experience in both the agriculture and defense sectors.
Mr. Umbarger served 46 years in the Indiana National Guard in many staff and command positions. He is a graduate of the US Army Command And General Staff College and the US Army War College. His military awards include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, military medals of the Slovak Republic, of which he is an honorary citizen, and others. In March 2004, Governor Joe Kernan appointed General Umbarger as the Adjutant General of Indiana. He was reappointed by Governor Mitch Daniels in December 2004, and by Vice President Michael Pence, in December 2012. General Umbarger received praise from leaders, including Pence, who praised him for his lifelong service to our state and nation.
During his tenure as the Adjutant General, General Umbarger was instrumental in the establishment of the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center as a nationally recognized training facility for both military and civilian first responders. He led the expansion of Camp Atterbury into a state-of-the-art simulations, cyber, mobilization and training facility.
He is married to Rowana (Morris) Umbarger, and they reside in Bargersville, Indiana. They have three children and eight grandchildren.