Minnesota National Guard
850th Horizontal Engineer Company

Cass County, N.D. Deputy Sheriff Tom Hall, right, points out a trouble spot for flooding on a map in the emergency operations center, Kindred, N.D., to Spc. Trevor Rue, of the 850th Horizontal Engineer Company (Cambridge, Minn.), as they try to assist rural residents surrounded by flood water from the Sheyenne River. (DoD photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)
Unit Information

The 850th Horizontal Engineer "Renegades" Company resides in Cambridge, Minn. The unit's primary mission is to provide command and control of engineer effects platoons that are necessary to conduct missions such as repair, maintain, construct air/ground lines of communication (LOC); emplace culverts; hauling; force protection; and limited clearing operations. The 850th HEC will also support the state's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force (CERF) by organizing, training, equipping, and certifying a soldier search and extraction element IOT support state, regional, and federal missions. The 850th Horizontal Engineer Company will activate and provide additional support to local or state officials as directed by the Adjutant General.

The unit's history starts with being the 257th Military Police Company, based out of Cottage Grove, Minn., which deployed in 1990/1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. In 1995, the unit reorganized into Battery F, 151st Field Artillery, deploying soldiers to Europe and Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, the unit reorganized once more to what is now the 850th Horizontal Engineer Company, part of the 682nd Engineer Battalion.
Community Connections

Unit Address: 505 Spirit Drive, Cambridge MN 55008
Unit Telephone: 651.268.8152
Recruiter Telephone: 651.268.8167/8159

City of Cambridge: www.ci.cambridge.mn.us

NorthStar Media: www.cambridgemn.com


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Minnesota National Guard Leadership

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
84th Troop Command
-682nd Engineer Battalion
--850th Horizontal Engineer Company

Unit Leadership

Commander  1SG
Capt. Michael Thompson
850 HEC
1st Sgt. Jeffry Taylor
850 HEC
Major Unit Equipment

-  D7, Dozer
-  Scraper, Earth Moving
-  Grader, Road Motorized
-  Front End Loader
-  Excavator, Hydraulic
-  Rollers and Compactors
-  5 and 20 Ton Dump Trucks

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

21E, Heavy Equipment Operator
62B, Construction Equipment Repairer
63B, Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic

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

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