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Minnesota National Guard
Company C, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor

Above, a Co C 1-194 M1A1 SA/ED tank engages a target with its 120MM Main Gun during Annual Training at Camp Ripley in July, 2009.
Unit Information

The Sauk Centre-based C Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor or C Co 1-194 AR (CAB), is a Minnesota Army National Guard armor company. The overall unit mission is to provide heavy armor ground combat power to the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment (1-194 AR CAB), of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team (1/34th ABCT), 34th Infantry Division (34th ID). In battle, the mission of armor is to close with and destroy the enemy using fire, maneuver and shock effect.

C Company is one of two armor companies in the 1-194 AR (CAB) headquartered in Brainerd. The 1-194 AR (CAB) unit lineage traces back to WWII with A Company, 194th Tank Battalion. As the United States participation in the Second World War, much of America's early fighting strength came from the Army National Guard. The 194th Tank Battalion had been organized from three National Guard tank companies, A Company from Brainerd, Minnesota; B Company from Saint Joseph, Missouri and C Company from Salinas, California. The 194th Tank Battalion had deployed to the Philippines during the fall of 1941 in support of its defense from a possible Japanese attack. The 194th Tank Battalion became the first armored force in United States history to deploy overseas when it deployed to the Philippines to defend Manila Bay. Members of 194th Tank Battalion fought bravely during the Battle of Bataan and eventually endured the infamous Bataan Death March.

Today, C Co 1-194 AR (CAB) stands ready to provide personnel and equipment in support of federal, state and community missions in order to assist and/or protect the citizens of Minnesota and the United States.

Special Feature
Community Connections

Unit Address: 628 Sinclair Lewis Ave, Sauk Centre, MN 56378
Unit Telephone: 320.352.2156
Recruiter Telephone: 320.352.2145

Armory

Unit Patch  Unit Crest
Minnesota National Guard Leadership

TAG  CSM
Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
Richard C. Nash
Generally Speaking
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham
On Center Ice
Unit Command Structure

Joint Force Headquarters

-34th Infantry Division

--1/34th Brigade Combat Team

---1-194 Combined Arms Battalion

----C Company

Unit Leadership

  Commander  1SG  
Capt. Travis Tomford
Commander
C. 1-194

1st Sgt. Name
1st Sgt.
C, 1-194

Major Unit Equipment

M1A1SA.pdf

M113A3.pdf

M1078A1 LMTV.pdf

M1151 HMMWV

M1165 HMMWV

See the list of major equipment used by the Minnesota National Guard.
Unit Occupational Specialties

19K, Armor Crewman.pdf

11B, Infantryman.pdf

19K, Armor Crewman.pdf

11B, Infantryman.pdf

92Y, Unit Supply Specialist.pdf

91A, Abrams Tank System Maintainer.pdf


See the complete list of specialties in the Minnesota National Guard.
Unit Overview

C Co 1-194 unit overview.pdf

Commander's Guidance.pdf

194th Tank Battalion


Unit Links

34th Infantry Division Association

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Unit Friends and Family

 
Red Bull Express
The official command information publication of the 1/34th Brigade Combat Team.

Unit Articles

I'm officially an American
March 24, 2012

PEO Ground Combat Systems praises Abrams work
Sep. 3, 2009

 
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