Minnesota National Guard
347th Regional Support Group

114th Transportation Company and 730th Transportation Company halt their convoy escort team momentarily while traveling the Salang Pass in the Parwan Province, Afghanistan. Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Luis Saavedra
Unit Information

The 347th Regional Support Group (RSG) is an Army National Guard brigade headquartered in Brooklyn Park that is capable of providing trained and ready combat forces. Additionally, the 347th RSG is prepared to support the State of Minnesota with troops capable of assisting in a disaster.

The mission of the 347th Regional Support Group is to deploy and provide contingency and expeditionary base operations, with responsibilities for managing facilities, providing administrative and logistical support for troop services and ensuring the security of personnel and facilities on a base camp. The brigade provides command and control of assigned units during homeland security, homeland defense and other civil support missions within the U.S. to include managing the reception, staging, onward movement and integration of supporting forces.

2014 Accomplishments

The Chisholm-based 114th Transportation Company, responsible for line haul, local haul and resupplying mobile combat units, returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in September 2014. The 114th's mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom was both to escort host-nation contractors delivering supplies and to assist in the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. The 144 soldiers performed nearly 40 combat missions - traveling more than 85,000 miles - without incident and were awarded the National Defense Transportation Association Company of the Year Award.

In 2014 the 347th RSG deployed more than 40 soldiers from the Cottage Grove-based 204th Area Support Medical Company to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in support of the Multinational Force and Observers. The 204th will support the MFO's mission - to enforce the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel - by providing health service support, medical care and health protection measures to maintain the strength of the force.

Several of the administrative support and transportation companies that make up the brigade participated in the Combat Support Training Exercise and Diamond Saber at Fort McCoy, Wisc. The exercise was used to strengthen the 347th RSG's competencies in providing administrative support, financial services and logistical assistance to help service members orient themselves at unfamiliar duty and training stations.

2015 Objectives

The 347th RSG will use 2015 to familiarize operators on new equipment and ensure readiness by participating in three major training exercises. The brigade will add 20 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and 18 Heavy Equipment Transport systems to its fleet. It will also join several of the Minnesota National Guard's major commands in the Vigilant Guard exercise, a large-scale, interagency exercise designed to gauge the organization's ability to respond to disasters across the state.

Additionally, the 347th RSG will support the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team's Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise and has the 224th Transportation Company scheduled to participate in a National Training Center rotation in July 2015.

Community Connections

Unit Address: 211 N. McCarrons Blvd, Roseville MN 55113
Building Manager: 651-268-8087
Building Rental: 651-268-8096

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Minnesota National Guard Leadership

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

Joint Force Headquarters
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Unit Leadership

Commander  CSM
Col. Lowell E. Kruse
347 RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Marcus Erickson
347 RSG
Major Unit Equipment

M16 Rifle
M9 Pistol

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Unit Occupational Specialties

42L-Administrative Specialist
92Y-Unit Supply Specialist

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347th Regional Support Group, Golden Coyote 2009
Written by SPC Beth Kocian, 7/9/09

347th PSD to be honored in Freedom Salute
17 Oct., 2008

Third Group, 347th Personnel Services Detachment returns
7 July, 2008

347th PSD Chalk 2 returns
17 June, 2008

347th PSD returns from Kuwait
6 June, 2008

147th PSB Deployment to Afghanistan - 1/4/07-present
3 Jan., 2007

34th DISCOM deactivated and 347th Support Group activated


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