INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The sheriff of an Ohio county is the new commander of the Indiana National Guard's 38th Infantry Division.
Brig. Gen. Gordon Ellis became commander of the Indianapolis-based division during a Sunday ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis. He succeeds Maj. Gen. David Wood, who led the division since October 2014.
Ellis now oversees more than 8,000 National Guard soldiers in Indiana and thousands more spread out in units in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Delaware.
Ellis was the 38th Infantry Division's deputy commanding general for sustainment for three years. He's also the sheriff of Brown County, Ohio, located about 50 miles east of Cincinnati.
Ellis led the Ohio National Guard's 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan in 2011.