347th Regional Support Group

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Sigerson, right, and other Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard's 204th Area Support Medical Company, 347th Regional Support Group screen incoming Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and other National Guard units for COVID-19 symptoms as they arrive for their rotation at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, California on July 10, 2020.<br /><br /><br /><br />Soldiers attending NTC have undergone a deliberate process to prevent the spread of the coronavirus including screening, testing and isolation in their home state prior to departure and daily symptom and temperature checks while training.<br /><br /><br /><br />The Brooklyn Park-based 347th Regional Support Group's mission is to deploy and provide life support, and command and control of base operations. The unit's responsibilities include leading the reception, staging, onward movement and integration of supporting forces, managing facilities, and providing administrative, medical and logistical support for troop services on a base camp. The brigade's ten companies provide support for units during homeland security, homeland defense and other civil support missions. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben Houtkooper)
Unit Information

The mission of the 347th Regional Support Group is to deploy to provide life support and command and control of base operations. The unit's responsibilities include leading the reception, staging, onward movement and integration of supporting forces, managing facilities, and providing administrative, medical and logistical support for troop services on a base camp. The brigade's ten companies provide support for units during homeland security, homeland defense and other civil support missions.

2022 Objectives

In 2022, the Regional Support Group will have several units mobilizing in support of various operations.  The Headquarters will mobilize in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve in early 2022.  The 147th Human Resources Company will mobilize in mid-2022 and will support two missions, to include the theater gateway mission in Kuwait and a Casualty Liaison mission in Iraq.  The 147th Financial Management Support Detachment is also preparing to deploy to Poland in 2022 to conduct financial support activities.

2021 Accomplishments

The 347th Regional Support Group’s culminating training exercise for 2021 was the Combat Support Training Exercise at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.  The purpose of the exercise was to test the brigade how would handle combat environments and to train them to be better prepared for mobilization in a combat environment.  Units that participated included the 347th Regional Support Group Headquarters, 147th Human Resources Company, 1903rd Acquisition Team, and the 147th Financial Management Support Detachment.  The exercise assisted the RSG in improving its collective training proficiency and build more effective strategies for the future.

In early 2021, The 347th RSG provided Soldier Readiness Process, Periodic Health Assessment, and Maintenance Support to Task Force 1-194 (Armor) Combined Arms Battalion in support of their mobilization in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

In May 2021, The 107th Support Maintenance Company Detachment deployed six personnel in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve where they provide maintenance support to U.S. service members and allied forces in the theater.  The 347th Regional Support Group also provided roughly 80 personnel and conducted Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration support and provided mayor cell support at lodging facilities during Operation Safety Net. The brigade also supported Community Based COVID-19 Testing Sites and Long Term Care Facility missions with more than 160 personnel.

The Regional Support Group’s overall force structure continued to grow in 2021, with an overall strength of 1175 service members at the end of the year.  This is an increase of nearly 200 personnel since 2019. Several units were activated in 2021, to include the 1347th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 912th and 917th Quartermaster Companies in Bloomington, MN.  There were also many units within the brigade that were reassigned to new locations.  The 147th Human Resources Company, 147th Financial Management Support Detachment, and 247th Financial Management Support Detachment relocated to Bloomington, MN.  The 114th Transportation Company consolidated to Camp Ripley, the 224th Transportation Company consolidated in Faribault, and the 324th Transportation Company activated in Redwood Falls and Olivia.

 

347thRSG
UNIT LEADERSHIP
COL Stephen Burgraff

CSM Stephen Burggraff
Commander

<p>CSM Shannon Froiland<br>Senior Enlisted</p>

CSM Shannon Froiland
Senior Enlisted

HEADQUARTERS
Unit Address:

5500 85th Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Unit Telephone:

651-268-8443

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