From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

Maj. Gen. Mark T. McQueen | 10/20/2016

Team 108th, As we a take a collective breath that our busy summer training season has concluded I can honestly say today, more than ever, I am impressed by the efforts of every member of the 108th Training Command. I have been very fortunate to have spent a large portion of the summertime traveling the country witnessing the solid work of our Soldiers helping to shape the Army’s might. Our new Chief of the Army Reserve, LTG Luckey, said that we need to keep the Army Reserve on the “Road to Awesome” with leadership, enthusiastic energy and execution. That means that there are no short cuts to greatness so we must continue to push to our ... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 10/20/2016

As always, I usually wait until the last moment to write my article for the Griffon. I also believe things happen for a reason. Every day I spend a good part of my morning answering e-mails (as we all do), and while doing so, I received a phone call from a Soldier that brought a problem they were having to my attention. The Soldier felt their NCOIC did not assist or support them in the way they desired to rectify their situation. Read More...

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From the Command Chief Warrant Officer
From the Command Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Edward Salazar | 10/20/2016

I am honored to be a member of the 108th Training Command (IET), serving as the Command Chief Warrant Officer. I am also very proud to be a Soldier of the Army Reserve. I want everyone to remember that this is a volunteer force, and that all of us made the choice to be in the Army.  Whether it was for Service to United States of America, college money, job training, or just something to do on one weekend a month, we all made the decision to sign an enlistment contract or take the oath of office.  We all have a responsibility to ensure that Soldiers do not lose sight of their commitment. Read More...

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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander
From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

Brig. Gen. Andrew Bassford | 10/20/2016

Everything we do in the Army is about leadership.  Mission success, as well as the future of the Army itself, depends on how well we develop our junior leaders, both officer and non-commissioned officer.  Think about these two statements.  Are they true? If so, then we need to think long and hard about whether we are doing the right things to develop our junior leaders.  Consider your own leadership skills for a moment. Then, here are some questions to ask yourself: Read More...

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Brig. Gen. Smith Relinquishes Command of the 98th Training Division (IET)
Brig. Gen. Smith Relinquishes Command of the 98th Training Division (IET)

Maj. Michelle Lunato | 10/20/2016

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith relinquished command of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) during a ceremony at Brave Rifles Parade Field on June 26 at 10:30 a.m. Smith, who took command of the Army Reserve division headquartered at Fort Benning in November of 2015, exercised command and control of four brigades located throughout twelve states in the eastern U.S. as well as Puerto Rico. The 98th’s primary mission is to provide drill sergeants to Army Training Centers, including Fort Benning. “The Soldiers of the 98th Training Division literally shape the character of our Army,” said Smith during the ceremo... Read More...

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From the 104th Training Division (LT) Commander
From the 104th Training Division (LT) Commander

Brig. Gen. Darrell Guthrie | 10/20/2016

By the time this article is published, the biggest Army exercise will be complete. That exercise is Cadet Summer Training (CST) conducted at Fort Knox, Kentucky. While CST is a Total Army effort, it is safe to say that it would not be a success without the Soldiers of the 108th Training Command – specifically, the Instructors of the 104th Division and the Drill Sergeants of the 95th and 98th Divisions. Read More...

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Drill Sergeants mentor cadets for the first time, form bonds
Drill Sergeants mentor cadets for the first time, form bonds

Michelle Eberhart | 10/20/2016

West Point, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy at West Point integrated current drill sergeants during its Summer Training regimen for the first time in documented history. The easily distinguished “round browns” could be seen traversing the Academy’s central area this summer as current drill sergeants trained cadets firsthand during the Leader Training Program (LTP). The program provides cadets serving in the cadet chain of command the opportunity, environment, and resources to hone their leadership skills as cadet noncommissioned officers or cadet officers. The drill sergeants used the “train the trainer” method to teach cadet cadr... Read More...

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Task Force Wolf reports Army Reserve mission success partnering with U.S. Army Cadet Command, CST16
Task Force Wolf reports Army Reserve mission success partnering with U.S. Army Cadet Command, CST16

Story and photos Sgt. Karen Sampson and Col. Stephen Tremblay | 10/20/2016

Fort, Knox, Ky. — The brilliant hand-stitched colors of the Task Force Wolf flag took residence outside the Rankin building at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in early May preparing to receive Army Reserve assets to support U.S. Army Cadet Command’s Cadet Summer Training (CST16). Brig. Gen. Darrell Guthrie, Commander, 104th Training Division (Leader Training) and Deputy Commanding General, Army Reserve Support and Accessions for Cadet Command stated “the primary mission of 104th Division is to support Cadet Command’s development of the Total Army’s future leaders.” Task Force Wolf provides administrative, logistics, communications, and coordin... Read More...

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