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Minnesota National Guard
Camp Ripley Post Commander
A message from the Camp Ripley Senior Commander Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse

On behalf of the nearly 1000 employees of Camp Ripley I would like to welcome you to one of the largest National Guard training sites within the United States.      

Our goal as State-owned, Federally-funded, regional training facility is to provide the necessary infrastructure, resource support as well as the safety and security of a government installation in order to assist our nation’s service-members, international allies and inter-agency partners to fulfill their essential mission requirements.

Brig. Gen. Lowell Kruse
Camp Ripley Senior Commander

The successful accomplishment of our goal along with the cooperative partnerships with the local communities and the preservation of our natural and cultural resources is achieved though the collective efforts of our Camp Ripley Command, Facilities Management Office, Regional Training Institute Property & Fiscal Office and Minnesota National Guard State Logistics Office.

My staff and I are dedicated to providing you and your unit or organization a quality training environment.  We are here to facilitate your training; you are our customer.  If you have problems or ideas for improved operations, please let us know.  We’ll do everything we can to meet your requirements.

Our primary concern is your safety.  It is our desire that you return home better trained and in better physical condition than when you left.  Please help us by thinking "force protection," and applying risk management principles to everything you do here (both on-duty and off-duty). If you choose our facilities for your training period, we hope you enjoy your stay at Camp Ripley.

A message from the Camp Ripley Post Commander Col. Brian Melton

My staff and I are steadfast to the support you and your unit or organization require during your training here on Camp Ripley.      

Camp Ripley’s staff administers and maintains the resources on one of the most modern reserve components training facilities in the Mid-west. Every member of the Camp Ripley team takes a tremendous amount of pride in the work they provide each day to ensure customer support to all of our military and civilian customers.

Col. Brian Melton
Camp Ripley Post Commander

We are persistent to the preservation of a multi-use, user-friendly, quality training environment. An environment that meets your training expectations efficiently and cost-effectively while certifying safety and security. Our mission is to facilitate and enable you as a customer by providing a realistic training environment to meet your training needs.