2016 National Defense Authorization Act requires unit inactivations, loss of positions for Wisconsin Army Guard

The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress and expected to be approved by the president this week will require the Wisconsin Army National Guard to inactivate three units and result in the loss of 36 full-time positions over the next year and 274 traditional Guard positions statewide over two years.

The force structure changes implemented Army-wide will impact units across Wisconsin and result in inactivating the Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin-based 724th Engineer Battalion headquarters and the 949th Engineer Detachment (Survey and Design), as well as the Hayward, Wisconsin-based 724th Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company.

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