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From the Commanding General

From the Editor: Maj. General Mark McQueen, in advance of his retirement from the Army, accepted the City Manager po sition in Panama City, Florida. Throwing himself into the job with his trademark compassion, dedication and enthusiasm, Maj. Gen M... More >>

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From the Commanding General

One of the hallmarks of exceptional organizations is that it learns, grows, refines and develops itself over time. This is certainly the case for the United States Army. Over the past 233 years, the role and purpose of the Army has not changed. It i... More >>

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From the Commanding General

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 rea... More >>

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From the Commanding General

Team Griffon, This edition of the Griffon provides an extraordinary opportunity for us to do an azimuth check on where we are and where we are going. For the past two years, the 108th Training Command’s priority has been READINESS. There have b... More >>

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From the Commanding General

My first assignment when I was commissioned 35 years ago was to the 1st Armored Division, Ansbach, Germany. During that time, our nation was in the midst of the Cold War; a very contentious time in our Nation’s history to be sure. At that time, the ... More >>

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From the Commanding General

To my Teammates of the 108th Training Command, it is my great privilege to share opportunities of your successes with others.  That was no less the case when I was honored by the invitation of an extraordinary leader and partner, CSM Gilmer, the Com... More >>

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From the Commanding General

Recently, Command Sgt. Maj. Riti and I attended the Army Professional Forum (APF).  In attendance was our Army’s senior leadership and command teams.  The APF was an extraordinary opportunity to discuss our Army and the bedrock principle which makes... More >>

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From the Commanding General

Team 108th, As we a take a collective breath that our busy summer training season has concluded I can honestly say today, more than ever, I am impressed by the efforts of every member of the 108th Training Command. I have been very fortunate to... More >>

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From the Commanding General

This past quarter has been an exceptional one for the entire Command. As a recap: we bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Christian upon completion of a remarkable command tour and welcomed Brig. Gen. Bassford as the new Commanding General, 95th Training Divi... More >>

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From the Commanding General

It has been said the United States Army is the greatest Army the world has ever seen in the history of the world. We have the greatest firepower and lethality; impressive speed of maneuver; communications systems span greater distances; logistics su... More >>

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From the Commanding General

To the Soldiers, Families and Civilians of the 108th Training Command, I thank you for the incredibly warm welcome you extended to me and my Family. Karen, Taylor, Thomas and I were humbled by the level of care and effort you took to make our transi... More >>

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From the Commanding General

To all the exceptional Soldiers and leaders within the 108th Training Command, it’s been my honor and privilege to serve with you over the last two years. My tenure is up and I am headed to an assignment with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for ... More >>

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From the Commanding General

As many of you are aware, we have selected the next 108th Training Command (IET) Command Sergeant Major. Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Riti has a history of great leadership as a command sergeant major. Since 1998 he has served consistently as a command ... More >>

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From the Commanding General

There are two areas that I’d like to talk about this quarter that I need your help with. The first is drill sergeant strength. The Army Reserve is in a strength crisis and at the 108th we are also in a crisis as it applies to qualified drill sergean... More >>

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

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 ... More >>

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