ND Suicide Prevention Coalition State Meeting 2019
Members of the N.D. National Guard participated in a statewide learning opportunity alongside community leaders and students.
Students with the Construction Engineering Supervisor Advance Leaders Course recently had the opportunity to perform framing tasks on a lodging construction project at Camp Grafton Training Center. Part of the leadership tasks are to schedule next steps in the project in accordance with the construction blueprints and to perform quality control inspections. The course, held at the 164th Regional Training Institute, enables the students to be better equipped to train their squads and assist in directing combat engineer construction missions. Various units in the N.D. National Guard will contribute to the construction of the eight-plexe buildings that will house service members during training.
N.D. Guard Recruiting Draws National Attention
Master Sgt. Richard Blumler was awarded the Director's Strength Maintenance Expert 7 of the Year, which is awarded to the top recruiting and retention non-commissioned officer in a supervisory position in each of the recruiting and retention area of commands. Additionally, Blumer was also named as the national recruiting non-commissioned officer in charge of the Year and is the only N.D. Army National Guard soldier to compete and win at the national level. Sgt. 1st Class Erik Wall received the N.D. Army National Guard Director's 54, an award given to the top recruiter in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. Territories.
81st Civil Support Team Change of Command
Lt. Col. Pat R. Flanagan assumed command from Lt. Col. Lila L. Teunissen of the 81st Civil Support Team (81st CST) on Jan. 23 in Bismarck. Teunissen has commanded the unit since July 2017 and is scheduled to retire after 29 years of service with the U.S. Army and the North Dakota National Guard. CSTs were created in each state in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in order to provide adjutants general local support capability. For more information on the change of command click "Civil Support Team to Welcome New Commander".