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Atterbury gets new deputy commander


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Lt. Col. Carl Farley, a Nashville resident, has been named the next deputy commander of Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh.

Indiana National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger and Maj. Gen. Clif Tooley, senior mission commander for the Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations, announced that Farley will begin that role May 1, according to an Indiana National Guard news release.

He will succeed Lt. Col. John Silva, who is slated to become the new deputy director for the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office and the director of resource management for the Indiana National Guard.

“Carl is an exceptional officer,” Umbarger said. “His years of experience as a senior budgeting officer will enable him to assist Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations as we transition from a mobilization station to a premier regional collective training facility for both active and Reserve units.”

Farley currently serves as the comptroller for the U.S. Property and Fiscal Office for the Indiana National Guard. Farley, originally from Mitchell, began his military career by enlisting in the Indiana Army National Guard in September 1980.

He received his commission as a second lieutenant in May 1990 from the Indiana Military Officer Candidate School.

He has held positions such as program and budget officer, company commander, operations officer, resource manager and as the commander of the 138th General Studies Battalion, 138th Regimental Training Institute.

Farley served in Afghanistan with the 38th Infantry Division Task Force Cyclone as the director of resource management from July 2009 to July 2010.

He is a federal employee of 31 years and has served

33 years in the Indiana Army National Guard.

“I appreciate Maj. Gen. Umbarger’s trust and confidence in me, and I am honored to be selected as the Camp Atterbury deputy commander,” Farley said.

“I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to working with the professionals at Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck as we face the challenges of migrating from a wartime- to peacetime-training environment.”

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