Minnesota National Guard
1st Battalion,
151st Field Artillery


Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery conduct a live fire exercise at Camp Ripley, August 7, 2014. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class John Meyer
Unit Information

The 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery (1-151 FA) is a Minnesota Army National Guard battalion headquartered in Montevideo. The 1-151 FA provides combatant commanders with a trained and ready force; additionally, the 1-151 FA is prepared to support the State of Minnesota with troops capable of assisting in a disaster.

There are six major units in the 1-151 FA: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery in Montevideo; Battery A in Marshall; Battery B in Madison; Battery C in Ortonville; Battery E in Anoka and the 175th Forward Support Company in Appleton and Morris.

In June 2014, Lt. Col. Patrick D. Cornwell took command of 1-151 FA.

Community Connections

Unit Address: 711 S 17th St, Montevideo MN 56265
Unit Telephone: 320.269.9284
Recruiter Telephone: 320.361.0433 or 1-800-GO-GUARD

Montevideo armory

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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
- - 1-151 Field Artillery
- - - - HQ & Headquarters Battery
- - - - Battery A
- - - - Battery B
- - - - Battery C
- - - - Battery E
- - - - 175th Forward Support Co.

Unit Leadership

Commander  CSM
Lt. Col.
Patrick Cornwell

1-151 FA
Command Sgt. Maj.
James Bentson

1-151 FA
Major Unit Equipment

M777 Howitzer

High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicle (HMMWWV)

AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder Radar

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

13B, Cannon Crewmember

13D, Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist

13F, Fire Support Specialist

13R, Field Artillery Firefinder RADAR Operator

See the complete list of specialties in the Minnesota National Guard.
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HQ 1-151: 1-151 Field Artillery-Thunder
Battery A: 1-151 Field Artillery - Mustangs
Battery B: B Battery 1-151
1-151 Bravo Battery Family Readiness Group
Battery C: C BTRY 1-151
HHB: HHB 1-151 FA
FSC: 175th FSC Bulldogs
175th FSC Distro/Maintenance

Staff Sgt. David F. Day

Sgt. Jesse M. Lhotka

1st Lt. Jason G. Timmerman

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Featured in the News

April 5, 2009: "Communities gather to send off Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery," West Central Tribune

April 5, 2009: "Support and Sacrifice," Marshall Independent

April 4, 2009: "4 Guard Deployment Ceremonies held in Minn," WCCO-TV

April 4, 2009: "560 National Guard Soldiers get raucous sendoff," West Central Tribune

April 4, 2009: "Area National Guard Soldiers head to Iraq," News 12 - KEYC

April 2, 2009: "Send-off for Marshall Guard members is Saturday," Marshall Independent

March 28, 2009: "Guard troops, families honored at deployment ceremony," Morris Sun Tribune
Unit Articles

Local rails get Guard to mission

Female Soldier Answers Call to Fire

Sgt. Josh Brummond: A Veterans Employment Success

Army's 'Big Guns' Train At Camp Ripley

St. Cloud radio station broadcasts live from Camp Ripley

Pfarr in charge

Minnesota Guard combatives team excels at Army-wide championship

MN National Guard Helps With ND Flooding

They're home! 1st Battalion 151st Field Artillery Soldiers welcomed home

Minnesota Guard artillery Soldiers secure Minot during flood operations
Story and photos Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ewer, 7/17/2011

1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery reintegrates
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/6/10

1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery Change of Command
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 8/6/10

151st Field Artillery almost home
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ewer, 3/27/10

Another Deployment for Busy Guard Family
June 19, 2009

1-151 FA Readies for Deployment
April 6, 2009

Minnesota National Guard hosts four more Deployment Ceremonies for 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery
April 2, 2009

Minnesota National Guard hosts first three Deployment Ceremonies for 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery
March 26, 2009

Guard supports flood relief efforts in southeastern Minn.
August 21, 2007

Operation Make a Wish

July 22, 2007

New Command, New Opportunity at 1-151 Field Artillery - Photo Gallery
January 9, 2007

1-151 and 1-175 Veteran's Reunion
August 12, 2006