Cavalier Soldier Receives Meritorious Service Medal

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Maj. Brett Nelson received the Meritorious Service Medal on Feb. 11, 2022. The award recognizes Nelson’s outstanding achievements between Oct. 1, 2018, and Sept. 30, 2021.  Specifically, during his assignments as the executive officer for the Fargo-based 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and as the range officer for the Camp Grafton Training Center, near Devils Lake.   

The award was presented by Col. Russ Wolf, commander of the 164th Regional Training Institute, during a brief ceremony at Camp Grafton Training Center.

"I congratulate Brett Nelson on his award,” said Wolf. “This citation is in recognition of his competence and attention to detail in two successive, important assignments."

Nelson hails from Cavalier and graduated from Cavalier High School in 1999. He’s served with the North Dakota Army National Guard for more than 24 years. 

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The North Dakota National Guard is a trained and highly motivated force of about 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen. We are always prepared to provide ready units, individuals and equipment in support of our communities, state and nation. Always ready, always there.

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