DVIDS – News – Embracing Total Force Readiness at Michigan Army National Guard Regional Training Institute

AUGUSTA, Michigan—Located at the Fort Custer Training Center, Michigan National Guard’s 177th Regiment, the Regional Training Institute (RTI) offers a variety of Army certification courses available to active duty Soldiers, Reserve and National Guard, embracing the concept of total force.

“On average, we provide solid training to about 600 soldiers from all 3 components every year,” said Sgt. Maj. William Gribble, operations sergeants major with 177th RTI. “Each year, we facilitate 11 Army Qualification Courses for approximately 100 active duty soldiers, 300 National Guardsmen and 200 Reserve soldiers and conduct approximately 45-50 courses.”

With many courses available, the 177th RTI focuses on Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) training, individual soldier development courses, and professional development courses.

“One of the courses we offer is the Officer Candidate School (OCS),” Gribble said. “We train future Army leaders as candidates for OCS Phases 0 and 2 and we train Army officers for careers that encourage the development of leadership and problem-solving skills, which will ultimately make decisions that will impact the interest of our nation.”

The 177th RTI provides specialized training for soldiers who meet the right criteria. They can attend specialized schools such as Basic Military Police (PM) Phase 1-2 courses.

“We are producing highly capable deputies and personnel who are trained and prepared to support unified land operations and global partnerships, while being strong stewards of Army resources,” said Staff Sgt. Scott Ramsey, military police course manager with the 177th RTI. “We have the most experienced and talented instructors who develop character professionals with an understanding to be the best MP soldiers in the army.”

“Students receive instruction in police operations, detention operations, security and mobility support, integrated military police function, and police intelligence operations in accordance with corporate accreditation standards army,” he added.

Another course offered by RTI is located at the Michigan National Guard Regional Maintenance Training Site, located at the Fort Custer Training Center. Michigan’s RTS-M runs about 24 classes and averages 396 students a year, and recently completed a wheeled vehicle recovery course, which has trained soldiers from active duty, reserve, and Guard formations. national.

“It was a great learning experience, and this course will get me licensed to operate recovery equipment,” Spc said. Gavin Wilkinson, stationed in Germany at US Army Europe and Africa, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. “This course helps with career progression and helps develop teamwork etiquette and I would recommend this course to any auto mechanic.”

As part of the entire Army school system, the courses taught at each RTI are based on the Army’s total training requirements, which fall under Army Training Command and doctrine.

“To help achieve the Army’s training objectives, we offer the Combat Lifesaver Course, Phase 0 and Phase 2 of the Officer Candidate School, Training, Advise and Advise Qualification Course , the Maneuver Tactics Foundation, Unit Supply Specialist Phases 1 and 2, and the Common Faculty Training – Instructor Course,” said Gribble. “When it comes to wheeled vehicles, we offer the Phases 1 and 2 of the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Course, Phases 1 and 2 of the Advanced Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Course and the Off-Road Container Handler Maintenance Course.”

“The 177th Regional Training Institute at Fort Custer Training Center is a premier training site for any soldier from any component looking to reclassify to a new MOS,” he said.

Date taken: 23.06.2022
Date posted: 23.06.2022 09:10
Story ID: 423590
Location: AUGUSTA, MI, United States

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