INDIANAPOLIS — An Army veteran who’s one of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s special assistants is set to become the Indiana Civil Rights Commission’s new leader.

Greg Wilson takes over Monday as the commission’s executive director. He’ll oversee its work enforcing Indiana’s civil rights laws, investigating discrimination complaints and educating companies, landlords and others on their rights and responsibilities under those laws.

Holcomb named Wilson to the post that also oversees Indiana’s five cultural commissions. He succeeds former Indianapolis police Chief Rick Hite, who accepted a post with the state Department of Correction.

Wilson’s long public service career includes his recent job as a special assistant to Holcomb.

The Indianapolis native served eight years in the Army. He’s a partner and volunteer with the Ten Point Coalition, which patrols high-crime neighborhoods in Indianapolis.