The Idaho Army National Guard is the largest component of the Idaho National Guard, consisting of nearly 3,000 Soldiers who train in more than 20 Idaho communities. The Idaho National Guard maintains combat readiness to fight and win our nation’s wars, develops and strengthens homeland security and emergency response, and builds and fosters partnerships throughout Idaho, the nation and around the world. With its unique dual responsibility to the state and nation, the Idaho National Guard answers to two executives: the governor of the State of Idaho, and when federalized, the president of the United States.
The mission of the Idaho Army National Guard is to maintain combat readiness and domestic emergency response capability, while building enduring partnerships throughout the state, nation, and around the world. Always Ready … Always There
- 116th Brigade Engineer Battalion
- 1-148th Field Artillery Battalion
- 145th Brigade Support Battalion
- 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion
- 1-163rd Combined Arms Battalion (Montana)
- 1-221st Armored Reconnaissance Squadron (Nevada)
- 3-116th Combined Arms Battalion (Oregon)
The Army’s number one priority is ensuring the readiness of our forces to fight and win our nation’s wars. Readiness is the capability of our forces to conduct full range military operations and is determined by a unit’s manning, equipment and training. Medical readiness is just one of the factors of personnel readiness, but one that Soldiers and commanders can directly influence.