From the Commanding General
From the Commanding General

By Maj. Gen. Mark T. McQueen | 01/28/2018

Teammates! I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the extraordinary performance and service to our Nation that you each demonstrated in 2017. Last year was marked with remarkable accomplishments in mission execution, training and Soldier readiness. We completed the arduous task of Reformation of the Command and its three Divisions; We produced over 240 new Drill Sergeants with over 20 percent graduating on the Commandant’s list; We were integral to revamping and getting back to the basics of leader development at Cadet Summer Training; We had nearly 500 Soldiers on mobilization or long term ADOS orders; We were instrumental in helpin... Read More...

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From the Command Sergeant Major
From the Command Sergeant Major

By Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti | 01/28/2018

Since my last article, I’ve attended many different events to include the Drill SGT of the Year (DSOY) and Best Warrior Competitions (BWC). Watching these outstanding Soldiers compete is greater than watching the Super Bowl or any other Pro-football game (by the way, I stopped watching the NFL due to obvious reasons). The men and women who compete at the DSOY and BWC events know the meaning of giving it everything they got. Their reasons for competing are never personal but to bring honor to their units. They are truly the cream of the crop and epitomize what being a Warrior is all about. The competition is both physically and mentally ... Read More...

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224 YEARS OF SERVICE
224 YEARS OF SERVICE
108th TC Bids Farewell to Retirees

By SPC Tynisha Daniel | 01/28/2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C . — On November 4, 2017, family, friends, and colleagues of six U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers came together at 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training), for a ceremonial expression of appreciation and gratitude for their combined years of federal service to the U.S. Army and the nation. The 108th celebration of service ceremony recognizes Soldiers for their distinguished service to U.S. Army and the Nation as they prepare to transition into civilian careers or fully retire. This was the second celebration held to honor service members during fiscal year 2017. “Physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually ch... Read More...

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108th Training Command (IET) Celebrates, Honors 10 Retirees

By Sgt. Christina Dion | 01/28/2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Retiring from any career field is a monumental accomplishment. They all have ups and downs, but serving in the military for more than 20 years not only affects the Soldier, but their Families. Soldiers endure many sacrifices such as deployments, training events, and changing where their family calls home often but still choose to serve in the Army Reserve while holding civilian careers and managing families. This distinguished accomplishment of service was recognized by the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police and Fire Training Academy June 10, 2017. Read More...

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MISSION 2017
MISSION 2017

| 01/28/2018

Charged with supporting two of TRADOC's five core function leads: the Center for Initial Military Training and Cadet Command, the 108th Training Command provides professionally trained and ready drill sergeants, instructors, leader trainers, and command expertise to Initial Entry Training, Cade Training, and Theater Security Cooperation Training. Our missions in 2017 included but were not limited to Task Force Marshall, Conus Replacement Center, Initial Entry Training, Cadet Training, ROTC, Ministry of the Interior, and various support missions. We held Senior leadership huddles, reorganized our formations to meet Reformation goals... Read More...

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DSOY 2017
DSOY 2017

| 01/28/2018

FORT LEONARD WOOD Mo. — After a week of intense competition, the 2017 TRADOC Drill Sergeant and AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year has come to an end. As one the Army’s most physical and mentally demanding competitions, the five day event gives opportunity to some of the Army’s leading non-commissioned officers (NCO) to compete for the titles of Drill Sergeant and AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year at Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, Sept. 12-15 2017.  “It’s a chance for the Army’s best trainers to showcase what they know , but what really makes it important is the comradery that this builds, the teamwork,” said Sgt 1st Class Brandon Lasp... 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.

  • 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.
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