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SD Guard units receive national award

RAPID CITY — A number of South Dakota Army National Guard units with area connections recently received the National Guard Bureau’s Superior Unit Award in recognition of outstanding achievement during training year 2013.

The Superior Unit Award is presented to units who meet highly enforced military standards in the areas of personnel, training and readiness.

“The Superior Unit Award is very difficult to qualify for,” said Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, adjutant general of the South Dakota National Guard.

Area units that received the award are:

• Forward Support Co., 153rd Engineer Battalion, Parkston and Huron

• 200th Engineer Co., Pierre, Mobridge and Chamberlain.

• 155th Engineer Co., Rapid City and Wagner.