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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 10/23/2017

One of the biggest regrets I have is that I don’t have the opportunity to visit every one of the outstanding Soldiers within the 108th Training Command. With all the conferences, Senior Enlisted Leadership Counsels, competitions, Boards, meetings and summits I’m required to attend, there just isn’t enough time and for that I apologize. MG McQueen and I do as many Battlefield Circulation visits as we’re able to fit into our schedules but still don’t get the opportunity to meet each and every one of you. We know you’re doing outstanding things and accomplishing a lot and for that we commend you. Just today I visited with Soldiers from the 95th... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 08/03/2017

This past February marked my 39th anniversary of being in the US Army. Never in a million years did I think I would be in this long but again, thirty-nine years later I’m still wearing the uniform and enjoying every day of being an American Soldier. Like any career or any profession, there are good times and sometimes not so good times. But I can assure you the good times outnumber the not so good times. The men and women that I had the honor and privilege of serving with have filled my military career with great memories. Men and women of great character that exemplify every one of the Army Values and are ready to answer the Nation’s call o... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 04/18/2017

Today started out good because like almost every day, it started with physical fitness training. I know I say this often in my articles but when you start your day off with PT, it’s going to be a great day because PT sets the tone of the day. Today started out good because like almost every day, it started with physical fitness training. I know I say this often in my articles but when you start your day off with PT, it’s going to be a great day because PT sets the tone of the day. As my battle buddy MG McQueen and I travel around visiting our units, I’m seeing a number of Soldiers in our formations who are not presenting a professi... 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 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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