2022 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor accepting nominations

December 17, 2021 – The Camp Ripley Memorialization Board is accepting nominations for possible candidates to be inducted into the 2021 Minnesota Army National Guard Court of Honor Induction Program at Camp Ripley, MN.

Please reference the attached documents:

Memorialization Regulation MNGR 1-33 (dtd 01 NOV 21)
Complete List of Memorializations at Camp Ripley (dtd 12 OCT 21)
History of the Memorialization Program (dtd OCT 2021)
Nomination Form (dtd 01 NOV 2021)

Nomination criterion as follows:

a. Members of the Minnesota Army National Guard who are officially recognized for acts of valor or heroism at the risk of one’s life, while in either state or federal military service.

b. Past members of the Minnesota Army National Guard who have obtained uncommon prestige as a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard and have contributed to the Minnesota National Guard over an extended period of time after retirement.


  • Nominations must be received by April 1, 2022 (nominations received after this date will be retained for future consideration).
  • NLT April 15, 2022: Nominations forwarded to the Adjutant General with Recommendations from the Memorialization Board.
  • NLT MAY 15, 2022: TAG’s approvals/recommendations returned to Memorialization Board.
  • The 2022 Ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Request for Nominee’s Service Records

    a. Nominators may request a copy of Nominee’s Service Records from our Service Verification Section, ATTN: Paulette Kirchhamer no later than 21 MAR 22.

    b. Complete the attached Standard Form 180 forward to Paulette.  Her contact information is as follows:  

         Paulette Kirchhamer

         Service Verifications

         MN ARNG

         O: (651)282-4049

         F: (651)282-5281


         MN Army National Guard

         ATTN: Service Verifications

         600 Cedar Street

         Saint Paul, MN 55101

Nominations can be:

#1: E-mailed to the undersigned: Kathleen.m.radziej.nfg@mail.mil

#2: Mailed to the following address:

Department of Military Affairs
ATTN: Office of the Adjutant General (4th Floor)
20 – 12th Street West
St. Paul, MN 55155-2004