Farewell
Farewell
From the Commanding General...

Maj. Gen. James B. Mallory III | 06/07/2010

As I reflect on the last 38 months in command I marvel at the accomplishments of the Soldiers of the 108th Training Command — but am not surprised.  I knew that as we consolidated, reorganized and transformed Initial Entry Training units from six different DIVITs, each with their own proud legacy, that the whole would be greater than the sum of the parts.  The leveraging of our collective experiences and capabilities has created a uniquely capable and flexible training organization.   With hard work at every level you have increased qualified Drill Sergeant strength from less than 50 percent to nearly 90 percent, with 100 percent just within... Read More...

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Goodbye to Major General James B. Mallory III
Goodbye to Major General James B. Mallory III
From the Command Sergeant Major...

Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Payne | 06/07/2010

I first met then Lt. Col. James Mallory almost 15 years ago as part of 1st Team, the senior leadership team for 1st Brigade, 108th Division Training.  I was a 1st Sgt. and acting Command Sgt. Maj. in the 2nd Battalion, 485th Regiment in Asheboro, N.C. and he commanded the 1st Battalion, 518th Regiment in Asheville, N.C. I then served under him briefly when I was assigned as the Command Sgt. Maj. of the 3rd Battalion, 318th Regiment in Hickory, N.C. while he was the Commander of the 1st Brigade, 108th Division. In 1999, I became the Commandant of the 108th Division Drill Sergeant School (DSS). Shortly after becoming the Commandant I was... Read More...

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104th bids farewell to Vancouver barracks
104th bids farewell to Vancouver barracks

Brig. Gen. Daniel York | 06/07/2010

The 104th Division’s ties to the Pacific Northwest began in World War II, when the Division trained at Camp Adair, Oregon. Our nickname, the Timberwolves, and shoulder patch, a howling wolf symbolizes the free spirit of the Northwest.  Our ties were cemented in December 1946, when the 104th Division, was activated at the Vancouver Barracks. Many people; judges, business men and women and ordinary citizens have become Timberwolves. The strength of the Army Reserve is that we are citizen Soldiers. In the last sixty three years, the Timberwolves have given back to our communities. Some of these actions were small, like reviving a Camp Fire G... Read More...

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95th Training Division (IET) Iron Men of Metz
95th Training Division (IET) Iron Men of Metz

Brig. Gen. Roger B. Duff | 06/07/2010

Drill Sergeants are held to the highest standards and our nation places enormous expectations on our Soldiers. The 95th Division provides premier Drill Sergeants to the U.S. Army and delivers the finest training to the newest members of our Army. Our Drill Sergeants are first and foremost dedicated professionals. They are combat seasoned non-commissioned officers, highly trained, motivated, mature and extremely competent.  Given today’s challenging conditions and operations tempo the demands continue to stress our Drill Sergeant force. Regardless of the challenges, this is an exceptional group of warriors.   For those who serve in the ... Read More...

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98th Training Division (IET) Iroquois Warriors
98th Training Division (IET) Iroquois Warriors

Brig. Gen. Robert P. Stall | 06/07/2010

This has been a very busy year for the Soldiers and Families of the 98 th Division.  Our Drill Sergeants, Instructors, and the Soldiers that support them have conducted a wide variety of missions both overseas and here in the United States.  Our Drill Sergeants have been providing world class training to our Army’s newest Soldiers at Ft. Benning, Ga., Ft. Knox, Ky., Ft. Jackson, S.C., and Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.  Our officers and NCOs have also been training other Army Reserve units at the three Regional Training Centers at Ft. Dix, N.J., Ft. McCoy, Wis., and Ft. Hunter Ligget, Calif.   Other missions include training ROTC Cadets at their ann... Read More...

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Farewell and welcome!
Farewell and welcome!
From the desk of the SCXO

Larry M. Cruz | 06/07/2010

As you read this article we will have essentially bid farewell to Maj. Gen. James Mallory, commanding general 108th Training Command (IET) and welcomed his successor, who at the time of my writing this article has not be announced.  What is known is that we have bid farewell to a truly visionary and transformational leader in Maj. Gen. Mallory.  I would like to thank Maj. Gen. Mallory for having provided me the opportunity to serve as the 108th Training Command (IET) SCXO.  I joined the 108th Training Command the same month Maj. Gen. Mallory assumed command.  From the onset, I found Maj. Gen. Mallory to possess a strong sense of strategic... Read More...

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The desire to become a Warrant Officer and ‘new’ vacancies
The desire to become a Warrant Officer and ‘new’ vacancies

Command Chief Warrant Officer Shirley Moser | 06/07/2010

A beautiful fresh Spring season is upon us! The sun actually peaked through the clouds.  How marvelous it seems after the cold, bleak winter we all endured.  It is with this beautiful season that I feel invigorated to face the very important issues before us.  During this past quarter, fifty four 920A Property Accounting Technician Positions were added to the TDA. There are fifty three 420A Human Resource Technician Positions to be added to the TDA during fall 2010.  What does this mean?  Well, there are several things that should happen in order to fill these positions.              Read More...

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Alcohol Awareness

| 06/07/2010

Alcohol dependence (defined as five or more drinks in the same sitting) is a powerful disorder with enormous health consequences. Alcohol dependence and chronic, excessive alcohol consumption are associated with a high risk of developing various types of chronic diseases, including psychiatric conditions, neurologic impairment and cardiovascular disease, some of which are fatal. It is estimated that in the year 2000, alcohol-consumption was responsible for 85,000 deaths, or 3.5% of all deaths, in the United States, making alcohol consumption the third leading behavioral cause of death after tobacco use, poor diet and physical inactivity.  Mo... Read More...

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Farewell
Goodbye to Major General James B. Mallory III
104th bids farewell to Vancouver barracks
95th Training Division (IET) Iron Men of Metz
98th Training Division (IET) Iroquois Warriors
Farewell and welcome!
The desire to become a Warrant Officer and ‘new’ vacancies
Alcohol Awareness
A brief history of the 104th Training Division Timberwolves
Best Warrior Competition:
98th Division Soldiers return to school
Distinguished honor graduate drawn to Military at young age
Chaplains Corner...
DEP training prepares new recruits for Army Basic Training
Advancing Customer Excellence in 2010
New Junior Enlisted Promotions Policy
2nd Battalion, 415th Regiment holds Best Drill Sergeant Competition
Soldier’s Gold Mine
Sand Hill gets new Basic Combat Training Unit
108th Training Command (IET) wins 2009 Reserve Family Readiness Award
From the Family Programs Office...
US Army Small Arms (All Army) Championship
108th Training Command (IET) employees attend Malcolm Baldridge Self-Assessment Course
108th Training Command celebrates Black History Month
Griffon Association honors Soldiers with awards, scholarships
Do you want to be a Unit Public Affairs Representative?
Against the wind:
Warriors complete year long mobilization at Fort Sill
Back to Basics:
Toddlers and homeschooling – making it work
Military Family-Stuhlfire
Put Your Post 9-11 GI Bill to Work for You – You’ve Earned It!
What UMT Has Done For Me
Greenville, known as Cotton Capital of the World
Visit Sevierville, Dolly Parton’s hometown
Celebrate the drama and life of the 1800s
Re-Defining Adventure — Berkeley County
Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts AutoFair
Come see what’s new in North Carolina
Planes, Heroes and Legends in Warner Robins
Clay County - Mother Nature At Her Best
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens June 18
A Most ‘Royal’ Summer vacation
Orlando’s new Treasure Tavern
Prince William County, a great place to get out and play
Jefferson County


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Front Cover: The 108th Training Command (IET) is proud and honored to welcome the 104th Training Division (LT) to our organization. Various photos, posters and pictures were compiled from the 104th Training Div., command historian to create the montage.

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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.
  • Our members use The Griffon for prescreened, approved resources and opportunities for themselves and their families.
  • The Griffon is required reading material with a message straight from the General.

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