The 215th Regional Training Institute is part of the Arizona Army National Guard. The school house is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The 215th RTI has an important mission of providing Officer Candidate School (OCS), Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS), 31B (Military Police) Reclassification Training, and several professional development courses such as:
- Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC)
- Small Group Instructor Training Course (SGI)
- Tactical Qualification Course (TQC)
- Tactical Certification Course (TCC)
- Company Level Pre-Command Course (CLPCC)
- National Registry EMT Course (NREMT)
To be straight to the point, the school trains future Army leaders. They have the important job of developing “candidates” into Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers. And their professional development courses enable attendees to hone their skills and advance their careers.
Most of the instructors and staff are part-time Soldiers, with a small group of AGR Staff and Technicians who do the “behind the scenes” work during the week to keep everything running smoothly.
I’m not sure exactly how big the unit is or how long it has been around. If you have ever served in this unit, or attended one of their schools, I would love to hear your story. Please tell us which school you attended and what your experience was like. Or, if you served as cadre, please share your story too. Just leave a comment to this post to share your thoughts.