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From the 95th Training Division (IET) Commander

Change is inevitable. The only thing that doesn’t change is change itself. We will always have change. These may be clichés but there is always a modicum of truth in our clichés. Discussing change is a timely topic at this time. Both the 95th and ... More >>

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From the 95th Command Sergeant Major

Hello Victory Division! I want to start by thanking Brig. Gen. Kuilan and the selection board for the opportunity to serve as the new 95th Division CSM. It is an honor to rejoin the 95th team and I look forward to getting out and engaging with our S... More >>

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From the 104th Training Division (LT)Commander

Hello Timberwolves, This summer, the division command sergeant major and I were able to visit our Cadet Summer Training support at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, and at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. It was amazing to see the ... More >>

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From the 104th Command Sergeant Major

For this edition of The Griffon, we were given the theme of “Change”. Undoubtedly, we could all write an entire book on the topic. I am not going to do that but instead offer a short article that might help everyone rethink or at least help with the... More >>

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95th Training Division Soldiers embrace new ACFT at Fort Sill

FORT SILL, Okla . — Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 95th Training Division embraced the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma by conducting back to back diagnostic testing during the July and Augu... More >>

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Challenge Yourself to Move...Out of the Comfort Zone

I want to share a little bit about myself in order to establish context for guidance I wholeheartedly recommend; it has been around awhile but doesn’t appear to be out of style, as it has helped me to move out of my comfort zone and contribute somet... More >>

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Swimmer Saved from Drowning

Thursday, 26 August 2021 — Mayport Naval Station, Florida. Although CENSECFOR routinely trains Navy personnel in how to deal with life-and-death situations, it’s not every day that our instructors directly save someone’s life - especially a 55-... More >>

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The Inevitable Weight Gain Known as the ‘COVID 15’

The year 2020 was a difficult and unprecedented year for humans worldwide. We were mostly stuck inside, forced to change our work locations to our homes, if possible, wear masks, and socially distance from others for over a year. Once vibrant, recre... More >>

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Farewell, CPT De’Shawn Smith!

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People First, Strength in Diversity

On 17 June 2021, the Secretary of the Army signed Army Directive (AD) 2021-22 (Army Service by Transgender Persons and Persons with Gender Dysphoria). This new policy supports Department of Defense Instruction 1300.28, In-Service Transition for Tra... More >>

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Ready and Resilient

FORT KNOX, Ky. — As I watched cadets hastily exit the gas chamber, pained expressions on their faces, snot running down their nose, I could not help but smile. It was good to see training return. Throughout the last year and a half, COVID-19 has c... More >>

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New Battalion Commander Goes From Being Pushed to Pushing at USMA

WEST POINT, N.Y . — Lt. Col. McKinley Wood toured the U.S. Military Academy, his alma mater, with his chain of command. His reception day (R-Day to the cadets) was 20 years ago, before he stepped on the battlefield as an armor lieutenant. Befo... More >>

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U.S. Military Academy Resources Support Army Reserve Missions

Incorporating innovative ideas and programs from around the Army to the 104th Training Division is a hallmark of the division’s legacy in helping to prepare the Army’s future leaders and Soldiers. More >>

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Behind the Scenes: A Supply NCO Shares His Experiences and Insights

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — Are you a soldier who is in the supply field? I would like to share a little bit about myself and recent supply school experience with you. I have been in the military for seven years as a 92Y (unit supply sp... More >>

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