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 training year 2020, the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery will conduct a battalion-level training deployment to Canadian Forces Base Shilo in Manitoba, Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Armed Force's 38th Artillery Tactical Group. This training exercise will stress the logistical capabilities of the battalion, as well as the battalion's operational capabilities as it trains in unfamiliar terrain.
Also in 2020, Battery C, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery will deploy to Afghanistan with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division where they will defend U.S. and Allied positions using the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar system. The 34th Military Police Company will deploy to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in 2020 in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
In the spring of 2019, 160 Soldiers of the 851st Vertical Engineer Company returned from a 10-month deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. The unit conducted engineer support missions in six countries throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
The 55th Civil Support Team was evaluated by Army North during collective lanes training in September where they demonstrated a high level of proficiency on all 12 collective tasks and showed a strong capability to perform the unit's chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives response missions.
In 2019, the 34th Military Police Company was assigned as the host unit for the 46th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange at Camp Ripley where they partnered with local law enforcement agencies to put together training to support the Norwegian Rapid Response Forces mission. In 2020, the 257th Military Police Company will fill this important role.