Wisconsin Army National Guard

157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade The 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade provides a versatile, flexible combat force that can be tailored to a wide spectrum of military combat and support missions, and it can provide specialized forces to support brigade combat teams and other combat units.

The unit, formerly the 57th Field Artillery Brigade and the 264th Engineer Group, began transformation into a maneuver enhancement brigade. This type of brigade is relatively new to the Army; its concepts and doctrines are being refined as part of U.S. Army strategic transformation initiatives.

The 157th includes units specialized in communications networking, chemical detection and decontamination, and forward support, as well as High Mobility Artillery Rocket System firing batteries and combat engineers. The 157th is headquartered in Milwaukee, and has an assigned strength of more than 2,100 Soldiers.

The 157th MEB largely is made up of units that were formerly part of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade and the 264th Engineer Group.

157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade - Units

Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Milwaukee
    1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery (HIMARS)
    Headquarters and Headquarters Battery - Milwaukee
    Battery A - Racine
    Battery B - Plymouth
    Battery C – Sussex
    108th Forward Support Company (HIMARS) - Sussex
    257th Brigade Support Battalion
    Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment - Oak Creek
    Company A (Distribution) - Whitewater
    Company B (Support Maintenance) - Kenosha
    32nd Military Police Company (-) - Milwaukee
    Detachment 1, 32nd MP Company - Oconomowoc
    357th Signal Network Support Company - Two Rivers
    457th Chemical Company - Burlington
    724th Engineer Battalion
    Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Chippewa Falls
    Company A - Hayward
    106th Engineer Detachment (Quarry Team) - Tomah
    229th Engineer Company (-) (Horizontal) - Prairie du Chien
              Detachment 1, 229th Engineer Company - Platteville
    273rd Engineer Company (Wheeled Sapper) - Medford
    824th Engineer Detachment (Concrete) - Richland Center
    829th Engineer Company (-) (Vertical) - Chippewa Falls
              Detachment 1, 829th Engineer Company - Richland Center
              Detachment 2, 829th Engineer Company - Ashland
    924th Engineer Detachment (Facilities) - Chippewa Falls
    949th Engineer Detachment (Survey & Design Tm) - Chippewa Falls
    950th Engineer Company (-) (Clearance) - Superior
              Detachment 1, 950th Engineer Company - Spooner
    951st Engineer Company (-) (Wheeled Sapper) - Tomahawk
              Detachment 1, 951st Engineer Company - Rhinelander

Abbreviations:
(-) - Headquarters of a split unit
HIMARS - High–Mobility Artillery Rocket System

157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade - Heraldry

157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

121st Field Artillery Regiment

724th Engineer Battalion (not yet posted)

257th Brigade Support Battalion

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