Raise the Bar, Blaze the Trail, Build on Strength
Raise the Bar, Blaze the Trail, Build on Strength

Brig. Gen. Robert P. Stall | 09/20/2010

This is the first column I am writing for “The Griffon” as the new commander of the 108th Training Command (IET), having changed command with Maj. Gen. James B. Mallory III on June 5. I am very proud and humbled to be entrusted with this responsibility. As a general officer, I have been the Deputy Commanding General, 80th Training Command (TASS) as well as Commanding General of the 98th Training Division (IET). I have commanded at the platoon, company, battalion, and brigade levels previously, the latter two in Kosovo and Iraq. On the civilian side, I have been the president of two hospitals, and held lead administrator positions at div... Read More...

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108th Training Command Stands Ready as Force Multiplier
108<sup>th</sup> Training Command Stands Ready as Force Multiplier

Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Payne | 09/20/2010

Well it is official, we can take the tape off the door and paint the name on. Brig. Gen. Robert P. Stall has been officially nominated for promotion to Maj. Gen. and is the new Commanding General of the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training). Congratulations to Brig. Gen. Stall and his wife Nancy and the rest of the Stall clan as he officially takes over this position. Congratulations to Maj. Gen. James B. Mallory III as he takes over as Deputy Commanding General of 1st Army. It is good to see that the Army Reserve saw to it that Maj. Gen. Mallory stays engaged in the future of the Army Reserve as we continue to move forward. Read More...

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Leaders of Change and Customer Focused
Leaders of Change and Customer Focused

Larry M. Cruz | 09/20/2010

It was great seeing you all in San Antonio recently at our annual Full Time Support Conference. As I mentioned there and I’ll reiterate now; it’s great having the 104th Training Division (Leader Training) joining our ranks. If we were an NFL team, we would have the makings of a Super Bowl contender with all the talent we have at our Command Headquarters’ (yes, we do) the Drill Sergeant School, the 95TH Training Division (IET) the 98TH Training Division (IET) and the 104th Training Division (LT). Read More...

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98th Training Division (IET) welcomes new Commander
98<sup>th</sup> Training Division (IET) welcomes new Commander

Brig. Gen. Dwayne Edwards | 09/20/2010

I want to thank all of the Soldiers and civilians of the 98th Training Division (IET) for the warm welcome I received when I became a member of the division back in June.  As you know, I assumed command of the 98th on June 4 in a small ceremony held at Ft. Jackson, S.C.  Brig. Gen. Robert Stall assumed command of the 108th Training Command (IET) in a ceremony held the following day. My position as the 98th Division commander is in an acting status, pending the general officer board results to be released later this year.  Nevertheless, I am very excited to be here and look forward to a very busy Fall.  The 98th continues to support severa... Read More...

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Stall takes leadership of 108th Training Command
Stall takes leadership of 108<sup>th</sup> Training Command

Sgt. 1st Class Marty A. Collins | 09/20/2010

In marching with Army tradition, the moving of command responsibility went on when Brig. Gen. Robert P. Stall took command of the 108th Training Command (IET), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.,  from Maj. Gen. James B. Mallory III, on June 5 at Fort Jackson, S.C. The change of command, held at Hilton Field, was attended by military personnel, family members, civilian employees, and guests. The key note speaker for the event was Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, Deputy Commanding General, Initial Military Training, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. “Thank you for joining us in this celebration, a celebration of the contribution of... Read More...

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The History of the 108th Training Command Warrant Officer
The History of the 108th Training Command Warrant Officer

Command Chief Warrant Officer Shirley Moser | 09/20/2010

Recently, I received a copy of the book, “The 108th Training Command: A History of Embracing Innovation and Shaping the Future”, what a very interesting and exciting history that we, “the 108th Training Command” Soldiers, have. Each of us, as we journey along our course, faces unbelievable obstacles, challenges and missions. How the Soldiers achieved those missions were history in the making. There were times that circumstances were so challenging that some Soldiers left the units due to transformation; units organized, reorganized, downsized, and upsized. Soldiers were called to active duty doing the tasks they had practiced for many years ... Read More...

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Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center
Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Bell | 09/20/2010

BREVARD, N.C. — Tucked away at the entrance of the Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina, the small community of about 6,000 residents welcomed the nation’s second Army Strong Community Center during a grand opening ceremony May 15. Several hundred Soldiers, veterans, family members, business owners and community leaders helped launch the second community-based center filled with resources not only to take care of Army Reserve families  but all military families seeking assistance.  “Thank you for hosting us in God’s country,” Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve said during the early-morning ceremony.  “I’m glad t... Read More...

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98th Training Division Soldiers Honor Fallen Comrades
98<sup>th</sup> Training Division Soldiers Honor Fallen Comrades

Col. Paul Wegman | 09/20/2010

Brig. Gen. Robert Stall, former commanding general, of the 98th Training Division (IET) hosted the Division Memorial Ceremony during the Headquarters battle assembly on May 2. The annual ceremony honors five 98th Training Division Soldiers killed in action during the division’s deployment to Iraq from 2004-2005. Lt. Col. Terrence Crowe of Grand Island, N.Y. was killed in action on June 7, 2005 in Tal Afar, Iraq. He was 44 years old. Crowe was an Infantry officer and a 17 year veteran, the last seven of which were spent in the 98th Division. He is survived by his parents, his son Jeremiah, now 22, and daughter Clara, now 20. Master Sgt.... Read More...

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Raise the Bar, Blaze the Trail, Build on Strength
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Leaders of Change and Customer Focused
98th Training Division (IET) welcomes new Commander
Stall takes leadership of 108th Training Command
The History of the 108th Training Command Warrant Officer
Army Reserve opens second Army Strong Community Center
98th Training Division Soldiers Honor Fallen Comrades
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The 108th Training Command got its start as part of an elaborate deception prior to Operation Overlord, the D-Day Invasion of France in World War II. The Division was a "phantom" division created on paper and assigned to the First United States Army Group under the command of General George Patton. We were the original Institutional Training (IT) Division and remain one of seven training divisions for the Army, Army Reserve and National Guard. The Griffon is in its 30th publishing year as an award-winning authorized publication written in the interest of the men and women of the 108th Training Command.

  • The Griffon is written and published quarterly in the interest of the 108th National Training Command. It is shipped directly to member's homes and to Training Command bases throughout the U.S.
  • The Griffon is regularly recognized by the Pentagon with their highest rating of Four Stars as one of the largest and most informative authorized publications in the Army.
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  • The Griffon is required reading material with a message straight from the General.

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