Captain Thomas Gross, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, and Staff Sgt. Marty Mosbrucker, Joint Force Headquarters, prepare for a rifle range during the 50th Winston P. Wilson and 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Rifle and Pistol Championships hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center held at the Robinson Maneuver Training Center, August 30, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Israel Sanchez)
Sergeant Tyler Goldade, Joint Force Headquarters, second from the right fires a 9mm pistol at a target during the 50th Winston P. Wilson and 30th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Rifle and Pistol Championships hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center held at the Robinson Maneuver Training Center, August 29, 2021. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Israel Sanchez)
Schmidt, now a member of the N.D. National Guard, earned the award while serving as a member of the U.S. Army Reserve's 945th Engineer Detachment, 367th Engineer Battalion, Saint Joseph, Minnesota. This award is presented annually to honor one engineer warrant officer in each of the three Army components; U.S. Army, U.S. Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve, in recognition of outstanding contributions to military engineering by demonstrated technical and leadership ability.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Cody L. Schmidt, right, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, was named Army Engineer Association Outstanding Engineer Warrant Officer for 2021, Fort Leonard Wood, August 27, 2021. The award was presented by Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dean Registe, chief command warrant officer for the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment.
164th Engineer Battalion Training
The 164th Engineer Battalion practiced jumping their Tactical Command Post or TAC during annual training at Camp Ripley, Minnesota, August 16, 2021. This part of the Command Post Exercise maintained command oversight during the wet gap crossing. The Soldiers established the TAC in under 22 minutes.
Schroeder was a member of the governing board of the N.D. Veterans home, served as Commandant, and always felt there should be an Air Force display among the military equipment on the grounds. Sadly, he passed away March 3, 2019, before he could see the culmination of his efforts.
Command Sergeant Major Eric Binstock, the N.D. National Guard state senior enlisted leader, Chief Master Sgt. Duane Kangas, the N.D. Air National Guard state command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Chris Walberg, 119th Wing, took the task to fruition when they completed the installation along the veteran’s home drive Wed., Sept. 1, 2021. They were assisted by Shawn Mcleod, the veterans home maintenance supervisor and Mark Johnson, the veterans home administrator.
Lind enlisted into the North Dakota Army National Guard on December 11, 1980, as a member of the 142nd medical detachment in Bismarck, ND. He attended advanced individual training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he graduated as an honor graduate from the UH-1 helicopter repairer course.
In addition to supporting five state emergencies, he successfully deployed three times overseas; the first in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm, in 2005 to Bosnia, and lastly to Kosovo in 2013. He has held multiple positions of leadership and trust within the National Guard, culminating as the First Sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel Mike Green, commander, 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Regiment, salutes with former 1st Sgt. Jim Lind during a retirement ceremony in Bismarck, August 29, 2021.
Alice Delzer, the newly appointed National American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Chaplain, donated a Holy Bible to the North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery, September 2, 2021. The Bible was given in the Chapel of the North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery, Mandan, N.D., where it will be used for services taking place there. (National Guard story and photos by Staff Sgt. Ashley Johlfs, N.D. National Guard Visual Information)