Life in an Army National Guard Regional Training Institute (RTI)

My goal today is to share with you some of my experiences while serving in a Regional Training Institute (RTI). In 2010, I was assigned to Maryland’s state RTI, the 70th Regiment (Leader). Initially, I was a little bit skeptical about leaving my comfort zone by serving in operational units, and to head to the school-house …

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How to Take Care of Your Soldiers: Be a Better Army Leader

Today, I want to talk about how to take care of your soldiers.  This is an important topic that many military leaders don’t really understand. I hear so many officers and NCOs talking about “taking care of Soldiers” that it almost makes me laugh. Unfortunately, some of these leaders are confused about what this statement …

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