Maine Army National Guard Force Structure Update

November 6, 2015

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, VETERANS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Headquarters, Maine National Guard
Camp Keyes, Augusta, Maine 04333-0033
Contact:
Major Norman J. Stickney
Public Affairs Officer
Maine National Guard
(207) 430-5759

Maine Army National Guard Force Structure Update
November 6, 2015

AUGUSTA – Brig. Gen. Gerard F. Bolduc, the acting Adjutant General for the Maine National Guard, announced today that all plans to convert the 133rd Engineer Battalion to an Infantry Battalion have officially been stopped. There will be no changes to the force structure of the Maine Army National Guard in the foreseeable future.

“As we’ve said all along, the 133rd Engineer Battalion is staying right here where it belongs,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “Now that the command plan has been finalized, I am confident we can move forward with a clear path for the future of the Maine National Guard.”

The Maine National Guard confirmed that the National Guard Bureau’s command plan will retain all of the existing Maine Army National Guard units and that none would convert to an Infantry unit.

“We are pleased with the decision to retain our storied [133rd] Engineer Battalion in the great State of Maine,” Bolduc said. “The capabilities and expertise of our Engineer units is second to none.” The Maine National Guard has a rich history and tradition of excellence and remains trained and fully prepared to respond to any of the state and nation’s needs.