1-161st Infantry Battalion
"First In War..." "...First In Peace"
Federal Mission: To Close with the enemy by means of fire and maneuver in order to destroy or capture him or repel his assault by fire, close combat, and counterattack.
State: On order of the Governor, support the civil agencies that have the primary responsibility to protect life and property, and preserve the peace, order and public safety.
1-161st Infantry Battalion Chain of Command
Commander - LTC William Cooper
Command Sergeant Major - CSM Patrick Turnage