Kansas Adjutant General's Department
69th Troop Command

 
 
 

69th Troop Command Mission


69th Troop Command’s federal mission is to command, control and supervise Army National Guard units attached to Troop Command to provide trained and equipped units capable of immediate expansion to war strength and available for service in time of war or national emergency or, when appropriate, to augment the active Army. It also prepares for the mobilization of attached Army National Guard units in support of U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Northern Command and Continental United States Army Reserve Component mobilization plans.

Command Leadership and Unit Structure


The commander is Col. Erica Christie

The senior noncommissioned officer is Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Hargis

The unit is composed of the following;

- Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Joint Force Headquarters, Topeka

- 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

- 1979th Contingency Contract Team, Topeka

- 1074th Field Trial Defense Team, Topeka

- 1174th Senior Trial Defense Team, Topeka

- 35th Division Band, Olathe

- KSARNG Medical Detachment, Lenexa and Wichita

- 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Topeka

- 73rd Civil Support Team (WMD), Topeka

 

Recent Unit Highlights


69th Troop Command unit crest
From April 10 to June 21, the 69th Troop Command was activated for state active duty under a disaster declaration issued on March 13 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the state of Kansas. 69th Troop Command served as Joint Task Force Ready Guardian augmented by the Kansas Air National Guard. The JTF provided command and control, mission execution and personnel management in conjunction with the Joint Operations Center as part of the COVID-19 response. Several missions were conducted across the state, including food distribution, expanded community-based testing in four counties, managed 12 non-congregate shelters providing safe locations for quarantine and isolation for public health and safety officials, support to the Lansing Correctional facility and transportation missions of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 test samples. The JTF transported 6,122 test samples to the state lab, prepared over four million meals for the “8 million meal” campaign mission, drove 160,000 miles to 105 counties delivering PPE, and conducted over 11,000 COVID-19 tests.
 
The KSARNG Medical Detachment deployed personnel in support of COVID-19 relief operations while adapting its processes to continue its Periodic Health Assessment mission. Throughout the year, the unit completed 14 PHA missions in Salina, Wichita and Lenexa for over 1,000 Soldiers. The Medical Detachment welcomed the STARBASE program into the Lenexa armory, as they moved all personnel and equipment from the Kansas City, Kansas, armory. Over the course of the year, the unit fielded new weapon systems, replacing every assigned weapon. They also sent a team of four Soldiers to participate in the annual TAG Marksmanship Competition.
 
The 35th Infantry Division Band’s Music Performance Teams completed various performance mission requests supporting units and events for both the KSARNG and active duty Army. Of note was the brass quintet, Bullseye Brass, which supported Lt. Gen. Michael Lundy’s Change of Command at Fort Leavenworth.. This event also led to Fort Leavenworth’s request for performance mission support for multiple future events. Despite the effects of COVID-19 on training, the 35th ID Band received satisfactory or higher ratings for all music performance teams, Concert Band, Marching Band and overall mission support from an external Operational Readiness Evaluation completed during the unit’s annual training. This external evaluation occurs every five years and 2020 marked the first evaluation where all musical elements received satisfactory or higher ratings.
 
The 105th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Soldiers provided public affairs coverage highlighting Kansas Guardsmen taking part in events such as the Regional Best Warrior Competition, National Guard Marathon, and The Adjutant General’s Shooting Match while working on conversion training, combining both print and broadcasts into one military occupation specialty.
 

 

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