84th Troop Command
The 84th Troop Command, headquartered in Cambridge, maintains control of field artillery, military police, engineer and civil support forces, providing a force capable of performing a wide variety of missions. A specialized command with a unique mission, the 84th Troop Command maintains traditional training standards to remain ready to support federal missions in addition to being challenged with the responsibility of conducting domestics operations throughout the state.
In 2019, the 434th Chemical Company will provide support to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division during its eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. The 850th Horizontal Engineer and 851st Vertical Engineer Companies will undergo a restructuring of their capabilities. The 850th Engineer Company will gain carpenters and electricians and the 851st will gain heavy equipment operators so the units have more flexibility and can perform a wider variety of missions.
The 84th Troop Command was tasked to assist local law enforcement with security efforts during Super Bowl LII in early 2018. At the request of the city of Minneapolis and the approval of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, approximately 400 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery and 34th Military Police Company joined law enforcement officers from 60 police departments from across the state in missions ranging from static security, vehicle security escorts, logistics support and traffic control.
In 2018, the Camp Ripley-based 851st Vertical Engineer Company deployed to conduct engineer support missions in Kuwait and in support of units stationed throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations. The unit is expected to return to Minnesota in the spring of 2019. The 851st Family Readiness Group was recognized in 2018 as the FRG of the year.
The 55th Civil Support Team was externally evaluated by U.S. Army North in 2018 to maintain its proficiency and validate its ability to execute real world missions. The unit was assessed and validated to continue its mission of supporting interagency partners in response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents. In a separate administrative inspection, the 55th CST was found over 99 percent compliant on over 1,000 individually-inspected items.
More than 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) were evaluated in April 2018 by the Joint Interagency Training and Education Center at Volk Field, Wisconsin. The unit was assessed on its ability to conduct command and control, communications, search and extraction, decontamination and medical triage in the event of a large-scale CBRN incident. The CERFP is evaluated every three years and was again validated as fully trained.
The 84th Troop Command’s 850th Horizontal Engineer Company, Headquarters Company, 682nd Engineer Battalion, C Battery, 1-194th Field Artillery and 34th Military Police Company were identified as focused readiness units and completed additional readiness requirements in 2018 to ensure their ability to rapidly deploy to support contingency operations around the world.