Gov. Asks Indiana National Guard Adjutant General To Retire

Maj. Gen. Courtney Carr has been named in a lawsuit.

Army Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr, adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, speaks to a crowd on July 27, 2018, at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Photo by National Guard.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - The head of the Indiana National Guard is retiring amid controversy.

Governor Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Adjutant General Courtney Carr's retirement was effective Friday.

“Upon my recommendation, Maj. Gen. Carr has announced his decision to retire,” Holcomb said in a news release “I received his resignation letter Saturday, and I thanked him for his service to our state and country.”

Carr has been named in a lawsuit filed in Marion Superior Court on August 1. In the lawsuit, Shari McLaughlin accused Carr of using his position to keep an extramarital affair quiet, retaliating against her with false accusations and intimidation. McLaughlin resigned last year.

Carr had been the guard’s adjutant general since 2015.

“I want to thank Governor Holcomb for the distinct opportunity to serve as the adjutant general,” Carr said in a statement. “It has been my honor to lead the exceptional soldiers and airmen of the Indiana National Guard.”

Brigadier General Timothy Winslow is taking over running the Indiana National Guard on an interim bases, Holcomb announced.  During times of peace, the National Guard is commanded by the governor.

Winslow is a career Army National Guard aviator and was promoted to brigadier general in May.


More from Local News

VIDEO: Construction Begins On New Southwest Local Schools

The three new elementary schools and new junior school are expected to be ready for classes in 2021.

Ivy Tech Community College To Host “Macbeth” Performance Lawrenceburg Civic Park

The free play production begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26.

DCF Offering Scholarship Opportunities For Current College Students

Three different scholarships are open to apply for until October 18.

Local Sports Report - August 23 & 24

East Central football made it 23 straight wins over a tough Lawrenceburg team on Friday night.

AUDIO: Tigers, Trojans "Showdown" For County Bragging Rights Friday Night

Listen to coaches from Lawrenceburg and East Central share their thoughts on tonight's season-opening rivalry game.

10+ Pounds Won The FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament At Tanners Creek

A Hamilton, Ohio resident was first and a Greendale resident placed second at the FLW Bass Fishing League tournament on the Ohio River.

On Air

REV playing
Kenny Rogers - Lady

Runaway June Buy My Own Drinks 18:55
Toby Keith Made In America 18:49
Dan + Shay How Not To 18:46
Dierks Bentley Home 18:42