FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota National Guard Christopher Richter, of Underwood, N.D., was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the North Dakota National on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at a ceremony in front of his peers at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center.
Richter serves as a computer detections systems repair member with Bravo Company, 231st Brigade Support Battalion. Richter has served as a member of the Guard since January of 2008. Richter is excited about joining the ranks as a noncommissioned officer and is looking forward to where his National Guard career leads him.
Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, the North Dakota National Guard has mobilized more than 3,800 Soldiers and more than 1,800 Airmen in support of the Global War on Terrorism. About 70 percent of all members serving today have joined since that time. Currently, nearly 300 North Dakota Guardsmen are serving overseas while about 4,000 remain in the state for emergency response and national defense. For every 10,000 citizens in North Dakota, 65 serve in the North Dakota National Guard, a rate that’s more than four times the national average.