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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 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 Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 07/18/2016

Several weeks ago Maj. Gen. McQueen and I attended the Senior Leader’s Conference in which General Miley and Sergeant Major of the Army Daily were guest speakers. Their topic was one that is not new to any of us: Soldier readiness. They reminded us that every single one of us who wears this uniform had raised their hand and taken an oath ‘to support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.’ In order to defend this nation, we have to be ready to deploy at any given time. The issue we’re facing is far too many of today’s Soldiers are not ready and an even greater percentage are ‘Non-Deplo... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 04/28/2016

I was thinking about what I would write for my next Griffon article when I received an e-mail from Mrs. Paula James, the SHARP Program Manager for the 108th Training Command. Paula reminded me that April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. So I decided this was the topic I would write an article on since it is one of the top issues the Army faces today. Army Values have been instilled in each and every one of us since we joined the Army and is really nothing new. Since we were young, our parents have taught us right from wrong, how to behave and how to show respect to others. They taught us mannerisms and all about telling th... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 01/16/2016

At the last Command Sergeant Major Conference I attended, one of the command sergeants major spoke about the conditions of some of the USAR centers. He also provided pictures to support his findings. Broken equipment piled up, garbage along fence lines in view of the public, kitchens that even a bug wouldn’t want to eat in, work spaces and desks filled with clutter and a bunch of other issues which are not consistent with our Army Values and our way of life. I was relieved that none of these reserve centers belonged to the 108th Training Command or any of our subordinate units, but the bottom line is we are all responsible to ensur... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 09/29/2015

It’s always good to start off with something positive and it doesn’t get any better than being the command sergeant major of the greatest command in the U.S. Army. Since I’ve been assigned to the 108th Training Command I’ve observed our Soldiers performing their assigned missions with great proficiency. I’ve also received many comments commending our drill sergeants and the work they’re doing at every one of the Army Training Centers, Task Force Marshall, the CRC and their contributions at Task Force Wolf where they train cadets to become tomorrow’s leaders as officers in this great Army of ours. Long arduous hours, technical and tactic... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti, | 12/14/2014

I want to start off by telling you how proud and honored I am to be selected as the 108th Training Command (IET) Command Sergeant Major. I have spent the majority of my military career serving in IET units as a drill sergeant, a Drill Sergeant Leader of the Drill Sergeant School, a first sergeant and a command sergeant major. As a command sergeant major, I have had many assignments over the years. Those assignments brought me to several units and countries where I had the pleasure of meeting and working with many outstanding officers, NCOs and Soldiers of our Armed Forces, as well as Armies of other countries. As much as I enjoyed servi... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Rocci R. DeRezza | 09/23/2014

While writing this article, my tenure as the 108th Training Command (IET) command sergeant major (CSM) is just about complete. This is the time to say goodbye to all the 108th Training Command Soldiers. I want to thank all the CSMs, NCOs, Soldiers, Officers, and Army civilians of the 108th Training Command, the 95th, 98th and the 104th Divisions for their cooperation and hard work on several accomplishments over the last few years. Among these accomplishments: the 108th Training Command was granted an exception to policy for E-4’s to attend the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School (USADSS) and to be promoted to E-5. This involved a coup... Read More...

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