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    Dailey assumes command of 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

    Dailey assumes command of 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

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    196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

    Col. David Dailey, of Sturgis, took command of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade during a change of command ceremony in Sioux Falls, March 2.

    Dailey assumed command from Col. Douglas W. Bogenhagen, of Omaha, Nebraska, who served in the position since October 2017.

    “I appreciate everyone’s efforts and wish for the unit to continue being prepared for future deployments,” said Bogenhagen.

    The 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is one of several major commands in the SDARNG.

    “I am looking forward to keeping the MEB prepared and raising the standards of readiness,” said Dailey.

    As commander, Dailey is responsible for the command and control of three battalions, which are comprised of 16 units totaling nearly 1,900 Soldiers in 18 communities throughout South Dakota.

    Dailey is a registered professional engineer in South Dakota and Wyoming and is the assistant vice president and heavy highway division manager for Heavy Construction, Inc. in Rapid City.

    Dailey received his commission as an engineer officer from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s Reserve Officer Training Program in 1993. He is a graduate of the engineer officer basic and advanced courses, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.

    Dailey’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Construction Management from the SDSM&T. He has previously served in a variety of roles with the state of South Dakota, including the153rd Engineer Battalion, 881st Troop Command, 109th Engineer Battalion, and Joint Force Headquarters. He also deployed to Iraq in 2003.

    Dailey and his wife Tiffany reside in Sturgis with their two sons.



    Date Taken: 03.04.2019
    Date Posted: 03.05.2019 12:34
    Story ID: 312963
    Location: SIOUX FALLS, SD, US 

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