Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Army Col. Neal Loidolt ’88, Brooklyn Park, was promoted to brigadier general for the Minnesota National Guard and will head the guard’s emergency response operations, government relations, strategic planning, facilities management and international affairs. Prior to the promotion Loidolt, 44, served as chief of staff for the 34th Infantry Division, completing his second tour in Iraq. Loidolt has been a member of the Minnesota National Guard for more than 25 years and a full-time soldier more than 17 years. He received his commission in 1987 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at St. Cloud State University.