From the Commanding General...
From the Commanding General...

By Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall | 09/04/2012

I was going through the airport when my eyes landed on the July 23rd issue of Time magazine. On the cover is a Soldier at dusk with a bugle to his lips. One can hear taps being played. I thought that the story would be about our dead in Afghanistan over the last 10 years at war. But it was not... It was titled, “One a Day...” Every day, one U.S. Soldier commits suicide. The article was pondering “Why the military can’t defeat its most insidious enemy.” The article highlights two officers who committed suicide on the same day. Compelling, riveting, and incredibly sad. By the time of this Griffon publication, Time magazine will have moved... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major...
From the Command Sergeant Major...

By Command Sgt. Maj. Rocci R. DeRezza | 09/04/2012

In recent meetings and conferences I have attended there have been many discussions regarding Drill Sergeant strength.  The U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve are both currently under-strength in Drill Sergeants.  What this means is we are not producing enough Drill Sergeants to fulfill missions.  As we approach FY2013, our goal is to increase these numbers. In the past, there was a Drill Sergeant school for the Reserve Component and one for the Active Component but the two were combined a year ago into one school.  All Drill Sergeant Candidates will now be attending one school in Ft. Jackson, S.C. at the United States Army Drill Serge... Read More...

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Lt. Gen. Talley takes command of Army Reserve
Lt. Gen. Talley takes command of Army Reserve

By Timothy Hale | 09/04/2012

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley assumed command of the U.S. Army Reserve Command at a ceremony on June 9, 2012. With the passing of the command flag, Talley becomes the 32nd Chief, U.S. Army Reserve. He also is the seventh commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, which relocated to Fort Bragg from Fort McPherson, Ga., last year. “Never in our nation’s history has the Army Reserve been more indispensable to America’s Army,” Talley said. “For after a decade of war, the Army Reserve has evolved into a central part of the total force. With streamlined deployable forces and Citizen-Soldiers the embody the Warrior... Read More...

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Lt. Gen.Talley outlines Rally Point 32 guidance for the Army Reserve
Lt. Gen.Talley outlines Rally Point 32 guidance for the Army Reserve

Timothy Hale | 09/04/2012

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley spent much of his first 48 hours as commanding general outlining his guidance for the Army Reserve. Talley shared his Rally Point 32 strategy with Army Reserve leaders at the Senior Leader Conference in Raleigh, June 10, 2012. He then held three town hall sessions with military and civilian employees at the U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters here, June 11. Rally Point 32 ties together the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army’s Marching Orders, Army Reserve Vision and Strategy 2020, and the Army Reserve Campaign Plan. It describes the Talley’s intent to sustain a high-quality, all-volunte... Read More...

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Retiring from Duty
Retiring from Duty

By Deborah P. Williams | 09/04/2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — During a moving ceremony held at the Air National Guard to honor and say goodbye to retiring Soldiers that have served their country for many years, the retiring Soldiers gave accolades to those they served with, their families, friends, and for the memories during their service at the 108th Training Command (IET). Maj. David W. Bland said, “I attended a tea for the 108th Generals’ wives dressed in a big bunny suit. A young lady dressed as Alice came running in exclaiming she was late as this was the theme, Alice-in-Wonderland. That young lady was my daughter. Col. Hill had convinced me this would help my career a lot... Read More...

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Moss is 2012 Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year
Moss is 2012 Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year

By Senior Airman Wesley Farnsworth | 09/04/2012

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (July 2, 2012) — The U.S. Army selected Staff Sgt. Jarod Moss, representing the 95th Reserve Division as the 2012 Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year; and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Heilman, representing Fort Jackson, S.C., as the 2012 active duty U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. Winners were announced in a military ceremony at Fort Eustis, hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. John R. Calpena and reviewed by Maj. Gen. Bradley W. May, Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Both Drill Sergeants of the Year were awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Read More...

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Division competitors vie for 108th Best Warrior
Division competitors vie for 108th Best Warrior

By Staff Sgt. Andrea Smith | 09/04/2012

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — In the early morning hours, focused and prepared to do battle, six next-level division competitors vie for the title of 108th Training Division (IET) Best Warrior. The 108th Best Warrior competition includes the “best of the best” division level winners who have advanced one-step further to compete for the 108th titles of Soldier, and NCO of the Year. The competition not only serves to evaluate their endurance, stamina, and marksmanship but their knowledge of basic Army skills and standards. Read More...

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Stoltz competes for NCO of the Year
Stoltz competes for NCO of the Year

By Sgt. 1st Class Marisol Hernandez | 09/04/2012

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — People join the Army for many reasons. For Sgt. Jonathan B. Stoltz, the G.I. Bill caught his attention. This week he finds himself competing for Non-commissioned Officer of the Year at the 2012 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis. Stoltz, a Rockford, Ill., native, completed an active duty tour and joined the Reserve to continue to serve his country while allowing him to pursing a degree in criminal justice. “Serving allows me to continue my education and gain invaluable leadership experience,” said Stoltz, assigned to the 330th Infantry Regiment, representing the 108th Training Command. ... Read More...

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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.

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