347th Regional Support Group
The mission of the 347th Regional Support Group is to deploy to provide life support and command and control of base operations. The unit's responsibilities include leading the reception, staging, onward movement and integration of supporting forces, managing facilities, and providing administrative, medical and logistical support for troop services on a base camp. The brigade's ten companies provide support for units during homeland security, homeland defense and other civil support missions.
In 2022, the Regional Support Group will have several units mobilizing in support of various operations. The Headquarters will mobilize in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve in early 2022. The 147th Human Resources Company will mobilize in mid-2022 and will support two missions, to include the theater gateway mission in Kuwait and a Casualty Liaison mission in Iraq. The 147th Financial Management Support Detachment is also preparing to deploy to Poland in 2022 to conduct financial support activities.
The 347th Regional Support Group’s culminating training exercise for 2021 was the Combat Support Training Exercise at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. The purpose of the exercise was to test the brigade how would handle combat environments and to train them to be better prepared for mobilization in a combat environment. Units that participated included the 347th Regional Support Group Headquarters, 147th Human Resources Company, 1903rd Acquisition Team, and the 147th Financial Management Support Detachment. The exercise assisted the RSG in improving its collective training proficiency and build more effective strategies for the future.
In early 2021, The 347th RSG provided Soldier Readiness Process, Periodic Health Assessment, and Maintenance Support to Task Force 1-194 (Armor) Combined Arms Battalion in support of their mobilization in support of Operation Spartan Shield.
In May 2021, The 107th Support Maintenance Company Detachment deployed six personnel in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve where they provide maintenance support to U.S. service members and allied forces in the theater. The 347th Regional Support Group also provided roughly 80 personnel and conducted Joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration support and provided mayor cell support at lodging facilities during Operation Safety Net. The brigade also supported Community Based COVID-19 Testing Sites and Long Term Care Facility missions with more than 160 personnel.
The Regional Support Group’s overall force structure continued to grow in 2021, with an overall strength of 1175 service members at the end of the year. This is an increase of nearly 200 personnel since 2019. Several units were activated in 2021, to include the 1347th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and the 912th and 917th Quartermaster Companies in Bloomington, MN. There were also many units within the brigade that were reassigned to new locations. The 147th Human Resources Company, 147th Financial Management Support Detachment, and 247th Financial Management Support Detachment relocated to Bloomington, MN. The 114th Transportation Company consolidated to Camp Ripley, the 224th Transportation Company consolidated in Faribault, and the 324th Transportation Company activated in Redwood Falls and Olivia.
- 347th Headquarters Company
- 114th Transportation Company
- 147th Human Resources Company
- 147th Financial Management Support Detachment
- 247th Financial Management Support Detachment
- 204th Area Support Medical Company
- 224th Transportation Company
- 434th Support Maintenance Company
- 1903rd and 1904th Acquisition Teams