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Minnesota National Guard
175th Regiment (Regional Training Institute)

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sebo with the Minnesota National Guard's 2-175th RTI competes in the Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Ripley, July 19, 2017. (Minnesota National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Loch)
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.

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.

2018 Objectives

In 2018, the RTI is preparing for accreditation of its maneuver, recovery and leadership courses. The RTI will increase instructor certifications to conduct maximum course load with available resources. The Company Commander, First Sergeant Pre-Command Course will undergo enhancements to increase the capabilities and competencies of future leaders. The RTI will continue to seek training opportunities within the State Partnership Program.

n its effort to maintain its ranking as one of the top training facilities in the nation, the RTI will continue to seek out premier Soldiers to become quality instructors.

In 2018 the RTI will transition to the Common Faculty Development Program - Instructor Course. The CFDP-IC combines both the Foundation Instructor course and Small Group Instructor Training course into one course and reduces the schedule by five training days.

Community Connections

Unit Address: 15000 Hwy 115, Bldg. 2-1 Camp Ripley, MN 56345
Unit Telephone: 320.616.2646
Recruiter Telephone: 320.616.3016

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Minnesota National Guard Leadership

Minnesota Adjutant General Maj. Gen.
Jon A. Jensen
Generally Speaking
Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Wortham
On Center Ice
Unit Command Structure

Joint Force Headquarters
-175th Regiment (RTI)
--1st Battalion (OCS)
--2nd Battalion (GS)

Unit Leadership

Commander  CSM
Col. Stephanie Horvath
175 RTI
Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Klinkner
175 RTI
Major Unit Equipment

M240B Machine Gun
M249 Squad Automatic Weapon
Bradley Fighting Vehicle
M4 Carbine Rifle
M9 Pistol
M16 Rifle

See the list of major equipment used by the Minnesota National Guard.
Unit Occupational Specialties

11B - Infantryman
19D - Cavalry Scout
42L-Administrative Specialist
68W-Health Care Specialist
92Y-Unit Supply Specialist

See the complete list of specialties in the Minnesota National Guard.
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Unit Articles

Camp Ripley graduates new class of combat medics

Minnesota National Guard school house builds tomorrow's leaders

Camp Ripley RTS-M offers technical, hands-on training for Soldiers

Minnesota 175th RTI becomes Institution of Excellence

Warrant Officers provide stable unit foundation

Quick reaction force training at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 11/9/11

Officers and Warrant Officers graduate at Camp Ripley
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 10/9/11

Camp Ripley Regional Training Institute Graduates Medics
Written by Sgt. John Angelo, 9/22/11

Guard leaders from three states visit officer candidate training
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 6/12/11

Lt. Col. Williams takes charge of General Studies Battalion
Written by 1st Lt. Kenneth Toole, 5/7/11

Officer Candidates study Civil War tactics at Gettysburg
Written by Officer Candidate Trista LaFontaine, 4/16/11

OCS Class 52 Dining Out
Written by Officer Candidate Christy Hanson, 3/15/08

Officer Candidate School graduation photo gallery

Officer Candidate School training photo gallery