National Guard
Major General Neal G. Loidolt
  
Commander, 34th ID
34th Infantry Division
Saint Paul, MN
Since: October 2013
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Saint Cloud State University - BA - Political Science
Hamline University - JD - Law

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
ADC
Equal Opportunity (EO)
Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security
US Army War College, Senior Service Fellow, Harvard University, National Security Fellowship
Advanced Joint Professional Military Education
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
George C. Marshall Center, Senior Executive Seminar-Countering Violent Extremism
National Security Studies Management Course (NSSMC), Syracuse University, New York
RCGOLO
ASLDP-Basic
Enabling Battle Command Workshop (EBCW)
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
JFLCC
CAPSTONE
ASLDP-Intermediate
George C. Marshall Center, Senior Executive Seminar

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 27 May 87
1LT 26 May 90
CPT 3 Nov 93
MAJ 5 Feb 98
LTC 4 Feb 02
COL 4 Aug 05
BG 14 Jul 11
MG 31 Jul 14

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Oct 13 Present Commander, 34th ID, 34th Infantry Division, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jul 12 Oct 13 ADC-M, 34th ID
Mar 11 Jul 12 Director, Joint Staff - (MN) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ)
Nov 10 Mar 11 J5 Plans and Policies, Joint Force Headquarters, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Feb 10 Nov 10 Chief of Staff, 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minnesota
Feb 09 Feb 10 Chief of Staff, United States Division - South, Basra, Iraq
Jul 06 Feb 09 Chief of Staff, 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minnesota
Jan 06 Jul 06 Deputy Director of Operations, Iraq Reconstruction Management Office, Baghdad, Iraq
Nov 04 Jan 06 Commander, 175th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Little Falls, Minnesota
Jul 04 Nov 04 Director of Personnel, Joint Force Headquarters, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Jul 03 Jul 04 Senior Service College, National Security Fellowship, Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts
Mar 02 Jul 03 Director of Personnel, Joint Force Headquarters, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Apr 99 Feb 02 Recruiting & Retention Manager, State Area Command (Detachment 4), Roseville, Minnesota
Oct 98 Apr 99 Operations & Training Officer, State Area Command (Detachment 4), Roseville, Minnesota
Oct 97 Oct 98 S3, 1st Battalion, 216th Air Defense Artillery, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Dec 96 Oct 97 Assistant S3, 1st Battalion, 216th Air Defense Artillery, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jun 96 Dec 96 Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 216th Air Defense Artillery, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Oct 95 Jun 96 Battery Commander, F Battery, 151st Field Artillery, Roseville, Minnesota
Sep 93 Sep 95 Battery Commander, A Battery, 1-151 Field Artillery, Pipestone, Minnesota
Oct 92 Sep 93 Executive Officer, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery, Luverne, Minnesota
Oct 91 Sep 92 Executive Officer, C Battery, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, Anoka, Minnesota
Jan 91 Sep 91 Fire Direction Officer, A Battery, 1st Battalion, 151st Field Artillery, Cloquet, Minnesota
Nov 89 Dec 90 Fire Support Team (FIST) Chief, (Detachment 4), 1-151 Field Artillery, Saint Cloud, Minnesota
May 87 Oct 89 Training Officer, Installation Support Unit, Little Falls, Minnesota

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Chief of Staff, United States Division - South, Basra, Iraq Feb 09 - Feb 10 Colonel
Deputy Director of Operations, Iraq Reconstruction Management Office, Baghdad, Iraq Jan 06 - Jul 06 Colonel

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and M Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
Minnesota Medal for Merit
Minnesota Commendation Ribbon
Minnesota State Active Duty Ribbon
Minnesota Distinguished Recruiting Ribbon (with 4 Stars)
Minnesota Service Ribbon (with XXX Device)
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge
Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Basic Badge
Ancient Order of St. Barbara presented by Commandant USAADAS
Honorable Order of St. Barbara presented by the Field Artillery Association

 

 

As of: 12 Jan 17

 

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