An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

NEWS | Aug. 2, 2020

Brower takes command of 38th Troop Command

By Cpt. David Bedard 134th Public Affairs Detachment

Lt. Col. Tim Brower took command of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 38th Troop Command during an Aug. 2 change-of-command ceremony here.

Brower succeeded Col. Joel Gilbert who had served as the 38th TC commander since September 2018.

The 38th TC comprises 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment; 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment; 49th Missile Defense Battalion; and 103rd Civil Support Team.

Brower, a career military intelligence officer, is a 1998 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and most recently served in a deployed position as director, CJ7 Force Management Division for Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan/NATO Special Operation Component Command-Afghanistan.

Previously, Brower commanded the 49th MDB at Fort Greely.

“The Brower family is so thankful to be back in Alaska,” Brower said. “We have so many friends here, and it feels like a reunion after we departed Fort Greely over three years ago.”

Brig. Gen. Charles Knowles, commander, Alaska Army National Guard, presided over the ceremony. He said Brower inherits a capable, combat-ready unit.

“The 38th team has done a great job setting the conditions for continued success,” he said. “You are receiving a learning organization staffed by professionals who are committed to our people and mission … Your Soldiers know their units inside and out. They have an abundance of experience and relevant perspective they will gladly share.”

Gilbert, who is set to retire after more than 27 years of service, reflected on commanding the diverse capabilities of the 38th TC.

“I have had the amazing opportunity to work with infantry, aviation, air defense artillery, military police and civil support soldiers,” he said. “The theme that has remained constant across all the branches is the professionalism, dedication and desire to serve our state and country.”

Knowles commended Gilbert on the 38th TC’s accomplishments during the past two years.

“All of the 38th units have benefited from your hard work and leadership,” Knowles said. “The infantry battalion successfully deployed to Kosovo and returned. The aviation battalion (took) great strides as it continues a major reorganization, and you took on the added task of caring for the 103rd Civil Support Team while the 297th Regional Support Group is deployed to Poland.”

Brower spoke about his vision for the unit.

“The National Guard’s motto 'Always ready, always there' speaks to our role — our opportunity in these uncertain times when we will be called upon for both state and federal missions,” he said. “We must be ready to perform our duty for Alaska and for our country. We will do so honorably by living the Army Values and treating one another with dignity and respect.”
Alaska National Guard kicks off initial phase of Kodiak Arctic Care ‘24
May 9, 2024
Members of the U.S. Public Health Service offload from an Alaska Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 144th Airlift Squadron, 176th Wing, during Kodiak Arctic Care 24 Innovative Readiness Training Mission at Kodiak, Alaska, May 6, 2024.

Alaska Air Guard’s 168th Wing Refuels Red Flag Exercise
May 8, 2024
A U.S. F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches the boom of a 168th Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag Alaska 24-1 aerial refueling operations over Alaska April 24, 2024. The 168th Wing provided air refueling during the exercise.

Exercise Gobi Wolf 2024 Begins in Heart of Mongolian Steppe
May 8, 2024
Brig. Gen. B. Uuganbayar, left, deputy director of the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency, presents a commemorative anniversary plaque to Australian Maj. Gen. Scott Winter, deputy commanding general - strategy and plans for the U.S. Army Pacific, during the Gobi Wolf 2024 opening ceremony at the Governor’s Palace in Choibalsan, Mongolia, May 7, 2024. Gobi Wolf is an annual joint exercise coordinated by the Mongolian National Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Army Pacific that focuses on interagency coordination within Mongolia, as well as foreign humanitarian assistance during a large-scale natural disaster.

Alaska State Defense Force volunteerism shines at Mat-Su Arctic Winter Games
April 24, 2024
na

First annual AKNG Earth Day inspires youth, brings awareness to military’s role in conservation
April 24, 2024
N/A

U.S. Army and Marine Corps forge joint efforts to enhance aviation tactics
April 23, 2024
An Alaska Army National Guard UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 207th Aviation Troop Command performs a defensive maneuver while evading a simulated aerial threat during the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-24 near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 28, 2024.

Alaska Air National Guard officer shares story with Service High JROTC
April 22, 2024
Alaska Air National Guard officer shares story with Service High JROTC

Alaska Air National Guard rescues stranded skiers at Kenai Fjords National Park
April 22, 2024
Stranded Skiers Rescued from Kenai Fjords National Park via Helicopter

Expanding horizons: Kusilvak Career Academy students tour Air National Guard facilities
April 9, 2024
na

A selfless effort: Alaska National Guard teen wins NG Youth Volunteer of the Year award during visit to state legislature
April 9, 2024
na