130th Field Artillery Brigade

130th Field Artillery BrigadeTo plan, prepare, execute and assess combined arms operations to provide close support and precision strike for Joint Forces Headquarters Kansas; corps, divisions, and brigade combat teams; and support brigades employing joint and organic fires and capabilities to achieve distribution effects in support of commanders' operational and tactical objectives.

Command Leadership and Unit Structure

The brigade commander is Col. Shawn Miller

The senior noncommissioned officer is Command Sgt. Maj. Darrian Campbell

  • 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery
  • 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery
  • 997th Brigade Support Battalion

2022 Unit Highlights

The 130th Field Artillery Brigade conducted a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event, Warfighter Exercise 22-05, and the Kansas Best Warrior Competition.

The brigade's January 15 Virtual Yellow Ribbon Reintegration was livestreamed to more than 200 Soldier and family members. Guest speakers provided insight and training on Soldier and family readiness, financial readiness, education, transition assistance, retention, Military One-Source, healthcare, and employment. Such events help to ensure the readiness and resiliency of Soldiers, their families, employers, and affected communities for the rigors of deployment and separation.

In preparation for Warfighter Exercise 22-05, the brigade conducted three critical events. The first was a communications exercise in February to test the brigade's communication systems and confirm that they were fully mission capable and properly integrated.

Command Post Exercise 1 and 2 were conducted in April and May. During these exercises, Soldiers trained to proficiency in synchronizing fire support, control of field artillery missions, executing the targeting process, and employing fires.

Warfighter Exercise 22-05 was conducted with 48 Soldiers. at Fort Drum, New York. The brigade was Force Field Artillery Headquarters for the 18th Airborne Corps, successfully directing more than 150 missions and firing over 500 precision rounds and exercising command and control over three field artillery battalions and one brigade support battalion. The preparatory training and exercise were instrumental to the success of the mission as a force field artillery headquarters.

The 130th FAB was tasked to plan and lead the execution of the Best Warrior Competition and Air Assault tryouts for the state August 10-14. Nine Soldiers took part in the tough competition designed to select the best Soldiers to compete at the regional level. The competition consisted of ten events designed to test their knowledge, skills and physical readiness, including medical lanes, weapons knowledge, patrol lanes, Army Combat Fitness Test, day land navigation, night land navigation, an obstacle course, a 12-mile ruck march, written essay, and appearance board. More than 31 130th FAB Soldiers took part in set up, planning, and execution of the event.