(Des Moines) The leader of the Iowa National Guard is calling this a period of transition for the Guard as it moves from more than a decade of service at war, to peacetime.
Major General Tim Orr delivered the annual Condition of the Guard speech today to the State Legislature.
“Now is the time that the Iowa National Guard needs to reflect, reassess, reexamine, and in certain areas reshape who we are as a military force so that we can best fulfill our responsibilities for our state and our nation,” stated Orr.
Orr says the Guard hasn’t faced such a “profound time of change” since the end of World War II.
Iowa Radio Network