| Optimal Force Structure
Capabilities aligned with Missions
|"We will continually assess and evaluate the right mix of people and equipment to leverage our capabilities, while balancing the ideal composition for current and anticipated missions. In achieving the optimal force structure, we will maintain the capabilities of our two Air National Guard wings and the 34th Infantry Division Headquarters."
|- Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash
For a decade the Minnesota National Guard has maintained personnel strength levels above target and consistently demonstrated its ability to sustain a competent, ready force for federal and state missions. Because of this history of success in readiness, the Minnesota National Guard is postured to support additional force structure.
The Minnesota National Guard is actively working to obtain new and additional force structure in the form of additional units and personnel to better support our state and federal mission. Acquiring cyber capabilities is a focal point of these efforts because of the increasing importance of cyber security today and into the future.
Future force structure considerations will ensure that we can rapidly and effectively support an all-hazards response in support of local authorities.
With the goal of optimal force structure in mind, the Minnesota National Guard will maintain the capabilities of two Air National Guard wings by striving to build upon the significant investment in readiness made through years of conflict.
The Minnesota National Guard will conduct necessary restructuring actions that enhance readiness and best support our domestic and overseas missions. We will work to maintain our essential functions of aviation, civil support teams, command and control, communications, engineering, logistics, maintenance, medical, security and transportation.