175th Regiment (Regional Training Institute)

Day three of the 2017 Army National Guard competition held several events including a crew-served weapons range course held at the West Range in Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota on July 19, 2017. 
(Minnesota National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Santikko)

Unit Information

The Camp Ripley-based 175th Regiment Regional Training Institute provides combat arms, Military Occupational Specialty and leadership training to the U.S. Army to prepare Soldiers and units for deployment at maximum combat readiness levels.

2018 Objectives

In 2017, the RTI continued its transition to the One Army School System which trains Soldiers from across all three Army Components. The RTI fully divested from the 68W Combat Medic course to posture the 2nd Modular Training Battalion for a maneuver training mission focus in 2018. This transition will deliver the potential of 392 maneuver training seats for Non-Commissioned Officers to meet their military education requirements and increase unit readiness. The regimental subordinate battalions conducted 37 courses which qualified 663 Soldiers and achieved a graduation rate of 93 percent.

The 1st Battalion (Warrant/Officer Candidate School)produced nine warrant officers and 15 commissioned officers in 2017. In June, the 1st Battalion conducted a regional OCS Phase 1 training for 95 officer candidates from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

The courses offered at the 175th RTI qualify Soldiers as infantrymen, cavalry scouts, health care specialists, wheeled vehicle mechanics and tracked vehicle repairers. The 175th RTI also offers Advanced Leader Courses for several Military Occupational Specialties, Maneuver Senior Leader Course Phases I and II and more than 10 functional courses. The institute also contributes to the commissioned ranks by offering Phases I and II of Officer Candidate School, and Phase II of Warrant Officer Candidate School.

The 2nd Modular Training Battalion conducted a course load of 352 students in 2017. In support of the State Partnership Program, the 2nd Battalion sent medic instructors to Pozega, Croatia, to conduct an Advanced Combat Lifesaver course. The training also included students from Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The instructors shared tactical combat casualty care techniques with NATO allies and partner nations.

The Regional Training Site - Maintenance qualified over 162 maintenance personnel in 14 courses. The RTS-M also sent five instructors to Croatia to train 18 Croatian soldiers on the operation, maintenance and diagnostics of Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant vehicles and wreckers. Additionally, the RTS-M continues to expand its training capabilities by conducting recovery operations courses for the Air National Guard and training law enforcement agencies.

Also in 2017, Staff Sgt. Daniel Sebo, a combat medic instructor with 2-175th RTI, competed and won at the state, regional and national Best Warrior Competitions, representing the RTI, Minnesota and the National Guard at the All-Army Best Warrior Competition in October.

2017 Accomplishments

In 2017, the RTI continued its transition to the One Army School System which trains Soldiers from across all three Army Components. The RTI fully divested from the 68W Combat Medic course to posture the 2nd Modular Training Battalion for a maneuver training mission focus in 2018. This transition will deliver the potential of 392 maneuver training seats for Non-Commissioned Officers to meet their military education requirements and increase unit readiness. The regimental subordinate battalions conducted 37 courses which qualified 663 Soldiers and achieved a graduation rate of 93 percent.

The 1st Battalion (Warrant/Officer Candidate School) produced nine warrant officers and 15 commissioned officers in 2017. In June, the 1st Battalion conducted a regional OCS Phase 1 training for 95 officer candidates from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana.

The courses offered at the 175th RTI qualify Soldiers as infantrymen, cavalry scouts, health care specialists, wheeled vehicle mechanics and tracked vehicle repairers. The 175th RTI also offers Advanced Leader Courses for several Military Occupational Specialties, Maneuver Senior Leader Course Phases I and II and more than 10 functional courses. The institute also contributes to the commissioned ranks by offering Phases I and II of Officer Candidate School, and Phase II of Warrant Officer Candidate School.

The 2nd Modular Training Battalion conducted a course load of 352 students in 2017. In support of the State Partnership Program, the 2nd Battalion sent medic instructors to Pozega, Croatia, to conduct an Advanced Combat Lifesaver course. The training also included students from Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The instructors shared tactical combat casualty care techniques with NATO allies and partner nations.

The Regional Training Site - Maintenance qualified over 162 maintenance personnel in 14 courses. The RTS-M also sent five instructors to Croatia to train 18 Croatian soldiers on the operation, maintenance and diagnostics of Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant vehicles and wreckers. Additionally, the RTS-M continues to expand its training capabilities by conducting recovery operations courses for the Air National Guard and training law enforcement agencies.

Also in 2017, Staff Sgt. Daniel Sebo, a combat medic instructor with 2-175th RTI, competed and won at the state, regional and national Best Warrior Competitions, representing the RTI, Minnesota and the National Guard at the All-Army Best Warrior Competition in October.

175thRTI
UNIT LEADERSHIP
<p>COL Brian Bobo<br>Commander</p>

COL Brian Bobo
Commander

<p>CSM Robert Klinkner<br>Senior Enlisted</p>

CSM Robert Klinkner
Senior Enlisted

HEADQUARTERS
Unit Address:

15000 Hwy 115, Bldg. 2-1
Camp Ripley, MN 56345

Unit Telephone:

320-616-2646

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