At the June 13, 2009, meeting, we met the last remaining soldier from the South Dakota Army National Guard's Embedded Training Team "Coyote One". He arrived in South Dakota mid-May after extending his year-long deployment in Afghanistan for an additional three months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Capt. Jeremy Bryan of Black Hawk, was greeted with an official welcome home ceremony. A Freedom Salute was announced for a future date.
The team deployed in January 2008 with the assigned mission to provide training and mentorship to the Afghanistan National Army and Police and was stationed at various locations throughout the country.
Bryan served as the commander of the Second Logistical Support Team (Embedded Training Team - Infantry) located in northern Afghanistan.
He was responsible for overseeing the training of 465 infantry soldiers in the Afghan National Army who conducted sustained, long-range combat operations and were validated on their high level of readiness.
He provided emergency logistical support as needed during missions beyond the reach of the supply lines of communication. (adapted from RCJ).
Cpt. Bryan is Assistant Professor in the Military Science Department at Black Hills State University.