Units

The RSTA Squadron: Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition

My unit proudly supports one of the coolest missions around (besides aviation, in my opinion): The Cavalry. My squadron is a RSTA Squadron, which stands for Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition. The Squadron consists of a headquarters troop (HHT), A and B Troop (which are mounted units), C Troop (dismounted and snipers), and D Company …

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5 Questions Every Company Commander Should Ask Their First Sergeant

Assuming that you’re about to take command of a company and have a First Sergeant who’s been there for a while, he or she will be one of your best sources of information about the unit. You’ll certainly want to be able to hit the ground running. You also want to know that you and …

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215th Regional Training Institute (RTI) AZARNG

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 …

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70th Regiment Regional Training Institute MDARNG

I had the honor of serving with the 70th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) for about 12 months from 2010 to 2011. This unit is part of the Maryland Army National Guard.   It has a proud history and important mission. According to the official MDARNG website, their mission is to “provide a professional learning environment, quality …

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729th BSB and FSB: Part of the Old 29th DISCOM

I was fortunate to serve in the 729th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), previously known as the 729th Forward Support Battalion (FSB) while part of the Maryland Army National Guard.  I was affiliated with the battalion for about five years, from 2005 until 2010.  During that time, I was assigned to Bravo Company (Maintenance).  I served …

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F Company (FSC), 128th Brigade Support Battalion

In today’s post, I would like to educate you about F Company (Forward Support Company), 128th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) which is part of the Maryland Army National Guard.  I was fortunate to serve as the Company Commander with F Company from 2008 to 2010.  At the time, our company had recently transformed from the …

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Army Unit Newsletter

If you are a Company Commander, you must have a unit newsletter. Your unit newsletter helps you communicate effectively with your Soldiers and family members. In my opinion, communication is a key attribute to leadership success in any organization. One of the biggest challenges for part-time Company Commanders is “information flow.” Because most of your …

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