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A Leadership First for Women in the 175th RTI

March 31, 2021

March 31, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) — Lt. Col. Amber Manke assumed command of 1st Battalion, 175th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, March 20, 2021 on Camp Ripley. The inspirational observance of her change of command brought to light a fact that for the first time in regimental history, three women are leading each of the… Continue reading A Leadership First for Women in the 175th RTI

Minnesota Soldier Prepares for Deployment, Looks Back on Career

March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 (CAMP RIPLEY, Minnesota) —Sgt. First Class Erin Tilford has served with the Minnesota National Guard for 12 years as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist with the 434th Chemical Company based in Hastings, Minnesota. Tilford, originally from Dover, Minnesota, is gearing up to deploy with her unit later this year.… Continue reading Minnesota Soldier Prepares for Deployment, Looks Back on Career

Sgt. Shanice Buckhalton: To serve her country and community

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020 (KUWAIT) – As an administration non-commissioned officer for the Headquarters Support Company, 834th Aviation Support Battalion, Sgt. Shanice Buckhalton has a long list of goals to accomplish during her first deployment. While completing her Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Southwest Minnesota State University and fulfilling the 100 volunteer hours she needs… Continue reading Sgt. Shanice Buckhalton: To serve her country and community

Women’s Leadership Forum highlights leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

September 10, 2019

September 10, 2109 (RICHFIELD, Minnesota) – The Minnesota National Guard hosted its 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum Saturday, September 7, at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Richfield. The goal of the event was to empower female leaders within the organization, as well as to provide education to all Guardsmen who lead and mentor female… Continue reading Women’s Leadership Forum highlights leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

Clyborne breaks the mold as Minnesota National Guard’s first female two-star general

September 9, 2019

September 9, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Growing up in the Netherlands as a child in a military family, the Dutch schools Maj. Gen. Johanna Clyborne attended determined at a young age that she wasn’t suited for higher education. Decades later as a successful lawyer, mother and accomplished military leader, Clyborne proves that with hard… Continue reading Clyborne breaks the mold as Minnesota National Guard’s first female two-star general

Clyborne to be promoted as Minnesota National Guard first female two-star general

September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – Brig. Gen. Johanna Clyborne will be promoted to the rank of major general during a promotion ceremony Saturday, September 7, in St. Paul. Clyborne, who currently serves as the Deputy Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard, is a partner at the Shakopee-based law firm Brekke, Clyborne &… Continue reading Clyborne to be promoted as Minnesota National Guard first female two-star general

Women’s Leadership Forum to highlight leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

September 5, 2019

September 5, 2019 (RICHFIELD, Minnesota) — The Minnesota National Guard will host its 5th annual Women’s Leadership Forum Saturday, September 7, at the Best Buy Corporate Headquarters in Richfield. The goal of the event is to empower female leaders within the organization, as well as to provide education to all Guardsmen who lead and mentor… Continue reading Women’s Leadership Forum to highlight leadership and inclusivity in the Minnesota National Guard

Enlisted to General

July 9, 2019

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (July 9, 2019) — Stefanie Horvath’s one constant mission has been to keep improving the Minnesota National Guard wherever she is requested. This mission has brought her from the path of an enlisted Soldier to where she is today, pinning on a star. After 30 years of service, Horvath has achieved the rank… Continue reading Enlisted to General

Colonel Stefanie Horvath to Promote to Brigadier General

July 9, 2019

July 8, 2019 — (ROSEMOUNT, Minnesota) — Army Col. Stefanie K. Horvath will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General during a pinning ceremony, July 9, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. in Rosemount. Horvath is the second woman to achieve the rank of Brigadier General in the Minnesota Army National Guard. Horvath joined the National… Continue reading Colonel Stefanie Horvath to Promote to Brigadier General

Brig. Gen. Sandy Best receives Public Leadership Award

April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) — Brig. Gen. Sandy Best, Chief of Staff of the Minnesota Air National Guard, was recognized at the 17th Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Awards at the University of Minnesota on April 23, 2019.  Best, a Humphrey Policy Fellow from 2011-2012, was one of three public leaders awarded… Continue reading Brig. Gen. Sandy Best receives Public Leadership Award