Minnesota National Guard to welcome new senior enlisted leader

September 5, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard will welcome a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul.

Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Soper will take over for Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham who held the position for five years and is retiring after nearly 32 years of service. Soper will serve as the advisor to the Adjutant General on all enlisted matters involving soldiers and airmen.

Soper is a native of Devils Lake, North Dakota, and enlisted into the Army in 1984. He began his career on active duty, then continued his service as a traditional National Guardsman in North Dakota and Minnesota. Soper’s most recent assignment was as the Senior Enlisted Advisor – National Guard, U.S. Army Pacific.

Media members are invited to attend the event, Saturday, September 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cedar Street Armory, 600 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN. For more information, contact the Minnesota National Guard public affairs office at 651-2824410 or mn.ng.web@mail.mil.

About the Minnesota National Guard

Established in 1856 and headquartered in St. Paul, the Minnesota National Guard has more than 13,000 soldiers and airmen who serve in 61 communities across the state. The citizen-soldiers and airmen of the Minnesota National Guard are ‘Always Ready’ to fight the nation’s wars, protect the country, respond to state emergencies and contribute to local communities. For more information about the Minnesota National Guard, visit https://mnngpublicmain.azurewebsites.us