The 153rd Engineer Battalion, of Huron, provides mission command and supervision for three units with nearly 400 Soldiers in 5 communities throughout South Dakota. With about 90 assigned members to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the 153rd assists assigned units in meeting training, administrative and logistical requirements. The 153rd also provides mission command for attached or assigned engineer units as a part of its federal mission. The battalion headquarters can coordinate and execute tactical operations involving mobility, counter mobility and survivability tasks on the battlefield.
The HHC also has a mission to provide military support to civil authorities for state emergencies, and serves as mission command for Task Force 153. This task force is responsible for the prepositioning of engineer equipment for the preparation of snow removal, floods and fires.