183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute 

The Virginia Army National Guard’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute has a rich history and is recognized as one of the best warrior training locations due to the ability to leverage world class instructors and modern classroom facilities, as well as the extensive training resources at Fort Pickett. This allows the Regional Training Institute to enhance our Warriors’ mastery of their craft while honing their leadership skills.

The Regiment is comprised of over 100 of the finest trainers in the Virginia Army National Guard organized into three battalions. The Regional Training Institute specializes in a multitude of areas, to include the 11B, 11C and 88M Military Occupational Skill transition courses, the Air Assault and Pathfinder mobile training teams, the Light Leader and Rappel Master courses, the Virginia Army National Guard’s Marksmanship Program, and the Officer and Warrant Officer Candidate Schools.

All courses at the Virginia Regional Training Institute are proponent and TRADOC accredited, and administered following One Army School System (OASS) standards.  We use the most current training doctrine, materials, and equipment compatible with the Total Army Schools System.  During your tenure as a student, you will find world-class, experienced, and certified Instructors facilitating courseware within the Army learning concepts and holding you to strict Army standards

183rd RTI News

Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airman assigned to units across the Commonwealth made a strong showing at the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region II match, with VNG teams taking second and third place overall at the competition Aug. 26 - 28, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
VNG teams take second, third at regional marksmanship competition
Sept. 19, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airman assigned to units across the Commonwealth made a strong showing at the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region II match, with VNG teams taking second and third place overall at the competition Aug. 26 - 28, 2022, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. 

Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, completed a weapons qualification course for the M17 pistol and M4 carbine at Fort Pickett Maneuver Training Center in Blackstone, Virginia, on Aug. 1, 2022. Hokanson experienced firsthand the latest individual weapons qualification standards expected of all Soldiers in the National Guard while simultaneously demonstrating his personal proficiency in marksmanship—a basic and essential Soldier skill.
Fort Pickett hosts CNGB for weapons qualifications
Aug. 22, 2022
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, completed a weapons qualification course for the M17 pistol and M4 carbine Aug. 1, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

The 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Warrant Officer Candidate School is hosting a Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course Sept. 9-11, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  Completion of Pre-WOC is a pre-requisite for any VaARNG Soldier to attend Warrant Officer Candidate School.
Pre-Warrant Office Candidate Course scheduled for Sept. 9-11
Aug. 10, 2022
The 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Warrant Officer Candidate School is hosting a Pre-Warrant Officer Candidate Course Sept. 9-11, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.  Completion of Pre-WOC is a pre-requisite for any VaARNG Soldier to attend Warrant Officer Candidate School.

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers conquer the culminating training event on the way to earning the 11B Infantryman military occupational speciality July 27, 2022, at Fort Picket, Virginia. The Soldiers repeatedly worked their way through an urban training site using dry fire before donning protective gear and utilizing simulation rounds against opposing forces as they secured the site. The exercise was part of the three-week 11B Infantry Transition Course, taught by cadre assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The course brought together more than 20 Soldiers from across the nation to learn basic infantry skills at the junior Soldier and noncommissioned officer level. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)
183rd RTI trains 20 new infantrymen
Aug. 5, 2022
U.S. Army National Soldiers from across the nation spent three weeks training as infantryman during an 11B Infantry Transition Course, taught by cadre assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute. The course, held July 9-23, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia, started with 29 students and graduated with 20.

Virginia Army National Guard officer candidates celebrate their graduation from Officer Candidate School April 25, 2021, at a ceremony held at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The candidates, all part of the winter accelerated Class 64A, took the oath of office and were then pinned with second lieutenant rank by family and friends. Col. Doyle Gillis, the Virginia National Guard’s director of manpower and personnel, served as the guest speaker.
VNG Officer Candidate School accepting applications for Winter Accelerated Program
July 26, 2022
The Virginia National Guard Officer Candidate School is now accepting applications for the Winter Accelerated Program schedule for January through March 2023 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. The program is hosted by 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regional Training Institute.