From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

By Maj. Gen. Mark T. McQueen | 02/07/2017

Recently, Command Sgt. Maj. Riti and I attended the Army Professional Forum (APF).  In attendance was our Army’s senior leadership and command teams.  The APF was an extraordinary opportunity to discuss our Army and the bedrock principle which makes our profession, and indeed our Army, the greatest force the world has ever seen in the history of the world.  It is the foundational principle of trust. As the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Mark Milley articulated, we are America’s Army: indivisible and that we have a contract with America.  Our contract with the American people rests in the notion that they trust us to be the ready and r... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 02/07/2017

I always try to figure out what I want to write about in the next Griffon. This time it’s easy because Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller of the 108th Training Command (IET) recently won the Best Warrior Competition for the entire Army. Earlier this month he was honored at the AUSA annual meeting in Washington, DC where he was recognized for ‘being the best of the best’. Competition is not easy and you have to be mentally and physically ready to compete among the best warriors the Army and Army Reserve has to offer. It was an honor for him to stand beside Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Dan Dailey and Command Sgt. Maj. Wills as he accepted this ... Read More...

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

By Chief Warrant Officer Edward Salazar | 02/07/2017

On November 10, 2016, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, I had the privilege to welcome 25 school trained Adjutant General Warrant Officers to the Warrant Officer cohort, as their graduation guest speaker.  These Warrant Officers completed the eight week course and are now prepared to return to the Army, United States Army Reserve, and National Guard to do great things for their units and commands. Upon their day of graduation, they are now qualified in the grade they serve, and the way they proceed will shape their careers for years to come.  I entrust all Technical Warrant Officers to recognize their enlisted roots when it comes to... Read More...

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

By Brig. Gen. Andrew Bassford | 02/07/2017

The 95th Division that we have all known for the last few years is transforming into something new. We are shifting to a new structure and gaining some new missions. Some of our battalions will be folding the colors and fading away into history. We will be gaining new battalions with no previous ties to the 95th. Throughout it all, however, our focus on providing top-quality Drill Sergeants to support training at Army Training Centers remains unchanged, as does our commitment to excellence. These changes are the result of a process called “Reformation.” Reformation is the Army Reserve’s way of reallocating its structure to support multi... Read More...

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From the 98th Training Division (IET) Commander
From the 98th Training Division (IET) Commander

By Brig. Gen. Miles Davis | 02/07/2017

To the Soldiers, Families and Civilians of the 98th Training Division, I want thank each and every one of you for the warm welcome you extended to me and my Family during the Promotion Ceremony and Assumption of Command. We were so humbled by the efforts you took to ensure our smooth transition and welcome us back into the Iroquois family.  It is truly an honor and privilege to once again a part of the 98th Training Division – I couldn’t have asked for a better assignment!  By the time this issue is out you should have all seen the updated Division Mission and Vision Statements, my Command Philosophy, and the “98th Division Road to War”... Read More...

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98th Training Division (IET) Welcomes New Commander
98th Training Division (IET) Welcomes New Commander

Story and Photos by Maj. Michelle Lunato | 02/07/2017

September 11th is a day of remembrance for many, but for one Army Reserve Soldier, it is now also a day of honor and new beginnings. In front of family, friends, Soldiers and mentors, Col. Miles A. Davis, a resident of Livonia, Michigan, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and assumed command of the 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training), in two separate ceremonies Sept. 11, 2016, at Fort Benning’s National Infantry Museum. Davis, an Infantry officer who is known as a decisive leader, focused on readiness and stood out among his peers, said Maj. Gen. Mark T. McQueen, commander of the 108th Training Command (IET),... Read More...

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98th Training Division (IET) Welcomes New Commander
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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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