Wyoming Military Department

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Wyoming National Guard
National Guard Logo.svg
United States National Guard logo
Active May 1894 - present
Country United States
Allegiance Wyoming
Branch United States National Guard
Motto Always Ready, Always There
Commanders
Current Commander Governor Matt Mead
Current TAG Major General Luke Reiner
Joint Forces Readiness Center
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Coordinates 41°10′08″N 104°50′47″W / 41.1690°N 104.8464°W / 41.1690; -104.8464
Type Headquarters
Site information
Owner Wyoming Military Department
Controlled by Wyoming Military Department
Condition In Service
Site history
Built December 2008 – August 2010
Built by FCI Constructors Inc.
In use 2010–present
Height Two floors above ground
Floor area 145,000 sq ft (13,500 m2)

The Wyoming Military Department is part of the Government of Wyoming.[1] Its primary components are the Wyoming Army National Guard, and the Wyoming Air National Guard. The most important component of the Wyoming Air National Guard is the 153d Airlift Wing.

Personnel[edit]

Joint Forces[edit]

The Adjutant General[edit]

Major General K. Luke Reiner is the Adjutant General for Wyoming.[2] As such, he directs the Wyoming Military Department, located in Cheyenne. He is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all policies, plans and programs affecting the more than 3,000 Army and Air National Guard members in Wyoming. He is also responsible for the Wyoming Veterans’ Affairs Commission and the Oregon Trail State Veterans’ Cemetery.

Deputy Adjutant General[edit]

Brigadier General Harold E. Reed is the Chief of Staff for the Wyoming Air National Guard. He is also Dual-Hatted as Assistant to the Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. General Reed is responsible for oversight of all Air Guard personnel at the Joint Force Headquarters – Wyoming, and supporting the programs and agendas of the Adjutant General and the Assistant Adjutant General for Air. He also is responsible for the coordination of support functions between the Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming and the 153rd Airlift Wing and the 153rd Command and Control Squadron, located at Frances E. Warren Air Force Base. Other duties include advising the Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Wyoming National Guard on mentorship and leadership programs, assisting in the development of expanded military operating area airspace in Wyoming, negotiating for additional land at the Cheyenne Regional Airport for future Air National Guard operations, and assisting in the development of possible new missions appropriate for the Wyoming National Guard.

Director of the Joint Staff[edit]

Brigadier General Steven R. Mount is the Director of the Joint Staff for the Wyoming National Guard at the Joint Force Headquarters, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He serves as the Director of the Joint Staff and is responsible for Wyoming National Guard’s response to domestic missions such as floods, wild fires, storms, etc. In addition, he coordinates and oversees all Joint Staff functions within the Wyoming National Guard and serves as the Deputy Adjutant General.

Army[edit]

Assistant Adjutant General[edit]

Brigadier General Kathy J. Wright is the Commander of the Wyoming Army National Guard and Assistant Adjutant General – Army headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming. General Wright is responsible for unit readiness, leadership, and strategic planning to support all State and Federal mission requirements assigned to the Army Guard. The command includes units located throughout Wyoming with more than 1,700 Soldiers. Units of the Wyoming Army National Guard include field artillery, engineer, maintenance, aviation, command and control, signal, medical, logistics, a training school, and an Army band. Major commands include the 115th Fires Brigade, 94th Troop Command, Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, the 213th Regiment - Regional Training Institute, and the Joint Force Headquarters.

State Command Sergeant Major[edit]

State Command Sergeant Major Thomas F. Allan serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Adjutant General of Wyoming, leading the Army Guard's non-commissioned officers as they support statewide commands in achieving the Adjutant General’s goals and objectives. His duties also include active involvement in all care and training of the Wyoming National Guard’s enlisted force.

Air[edit]

Assistant Adjutant General[edit]

Col Dennis D. Grunstad is the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Wyoming and also serves as the Commander, Wyoming Air National Guard. He has overall responsibility for the organization, training and resourcing of more than 1,200 airmen.

Command Chief Master Sergeant[edit]

Chief Master Sergeant Whipple is the seventh Command Chief Master Sergeant to the Adjutant General of Wyoming. He is responsible for all affairs concerned with the enlisted personnel of the Wyoming Air National Guard. He also serves as the Senior Enlisted Leader to the Chief of the Joint Staff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/arng-wy.htm
  2. ^ https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/wyomingmilitarydepartment/news-room/bios-and-fact-sheets

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