108th Training Command (IET) Future Force: Relevant, Ready, and Capable
108th Training Command (IET) Future Force: Relevant, Ready, and Capable

By Maj. Gen. Leslie Purser | 06/21/2014

In the winter edition of the Griffon I talked about Reformation at the Training Command level. Since that time there has been significant work on the reductions we will face, and for this edition I wanted to drill down somewhat and explain what the future will bring for the divisions within the 108th. Bottom line up front, regardless of the cuts we must take, every Soldier who wants to remain in 108th down trace units will be permitted to do so in order to fulfill a normal three year rotation. Our mission is to be relevant, ready and capable by providing professionally trained and ready drill sergeant units, leader trainers, and support pe... Read More...

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New Army Regulation 670-1
New Army Regulation 670-1

By Command Sgt. Maj. Rocci R. DeRezza | 06/21/2014

The new Army Regulation 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, went into effect 31 March 2014. It’s important that all Soldiers review the new AR 670-1 and become familiar with the new regulations. The new regulation establishes tougher tattoo rules and clarifies fingernail, hair and makeup rules, while also outlining how and when uniforms should be worn. One of the biggest changes of AR 670-1 affecting Soldiers is the new policy on tattoos. Soldiers may have no more than four visible tattoos below the elbow or below the knee, and these tattoos must be smaller than the size of the wearer’s hand. All of the new rules ... Read More...

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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

By Chief Warrant Officer Karen Kay | 06/21/2014

When I was a youth; reading, writing and arithmetic were known as the three Rs. The phrase ‘the three Rs’ was used because each word has a strong R sound at the beginning. Today, modern educators refer to the three Rs as relating, representing and reasoning. The concept is the same. The ability to understand ideas, express ideas and evaluate ideas expressed in words, formulas and models is fundamental in the development of leaders. As warrant officers, we can all remember writing our first paper as a warrant officer candidate. Albeit, when I was a WOC, there wasn’t DL and the paper had to be handwritten in ink without error or strikethro... Read More...

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108th Training Command (IET) DS/BW/NCO Competition
108th Training Command (IET) DS/BW/NCO Competition

By Staff Sgt. Deidra Jackson | 06/21/2014

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — Drill Sergeant, Best Warrior and NCO of the Year are one of the most physically demanding and mentally tough challenges that any Soldier can face in a U.S. Army competition. The 108th Training Command (IET) held their annual competition in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., March 24-29. Maj. Gen. Leslie Purser, commanding general of the 108th Training Command (IET), said “The significance of the Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSOY) competition is “that drill sergeant” who has the highest sense of Army values and obligation to themselves and the Army as an institution to do the best they absolutely can.” During the selection pr... Read More...

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Becoming a Military History Instructor in the Army
Becoming a Military History Instructor in the Army

By Maj. Jordan Brehove | 06/21/2014

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. —Two officers from the 104th Training Division (LT), along with Soldiers and civilian professors from around the country became certified instructors of U.S. military history on January 17th after a two-week course at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The popular Military History Instructors Course course, abbreviated MHIC (pronounced em-hik), occurs only twice a year with roughly 40 students per session to certify an annual crop of professors to teach cadets and undergraduate students military history courses at universities affiliated with ROTC programs. Read More...

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Camp Toccoa at Currahee Comes to Life Again
Camp Toccoa at Currahee Comes to Life Again
3rd Battalion 323rd Infantry Regiment Changes Command

By Capt. Tyson Land | 06/21/2014

TOCCOA, Ga. — On 12 January 2014, Lt. Col.(P) Stephen Iacovelli relinquished command of the 3rd Battalion, 323rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET) to Lt. Col. William D. Montgomery on the old training site of Camp Toccoa, Ga. As many members of this unit of drill sergeants donned their distinctive brown round head gear and entered the grounds, new life infused the remnants of the old training grounds that once served early elements of the 101st Infantry Division. At the end of his tenure as battalion commander of the 3/323, Iacovelli succeeded in leaving the unit in better condition than when he found it. Thr... Read More...

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108th Training Command (IET) Future Force: Relevant, Ready, and Capable
New Army Regulation 670-1
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
108th Training Command (IET) DS/BW/NCO Competition
Becoming a Military History Instructor in the Army
Camp Toccoa at Currahee Comes to Life Again
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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.

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