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

U.S. National Guard Soldiers conduct a mortar live fire as part of the 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman Course taught by cadre assigned to 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute Nov. 18, 2021, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The live fire was the culminating event for the six students in the course, who will earn the 11C  military occupational speciality after successful completion of the course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)
183rd RTI adapts in changing environment
Jan. 24, 2022
The Virginia National Guard’s 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute practiced their adaptability skills when Operation Allies Welcome came to Fort Pickett, where the RTI is based, late last summer. With an influx of thousands of Afghan evacuees and support personnel, cadre and staff of the 183rd quickly developed and executed contingency plans to move their courses and training events to other Virginia facilities, making use of sites like Fort A.P. Hill and the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers participate in a Total Health and Performance course Dec. 6, 2021, at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The five-day course, which is Virginia’s application of the U.S. Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness program, focused on the five domains of fitness and included subject matter experts from Consortium for Health and Military Performance, Army Wellness Center, Longwood University and the Virginia Army National Guard. H2F empowers and equips Soldiers to take charge of their health, fitness, and well-being in order to optimize individual performance, while preventing injury and disease. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
Course introduces Virginia Soldiers to Army H2F program
Dec. 15, 2021
The Virginia Army National Guard hosted a five-day Total Health and Performance course Dec. 6-10, 2021, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The course, which is Virginia’s application of the U.S. Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness program, focused on the five domains of fitness: physical, nutritional, mental, spiritual and sleep.

Soldiers and civilians assigned to Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett complete a two-day “train the trainer” course designed to help spread awareness of the dangers posed by unexploded ordnance Sept. 28-29, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. The course was taught by representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Training helps MTC staff spread UXO awareness
Oct. 29, 2021
Soldiers and civilians assigned to Maneuver Training Center Fort Pickett completed a two-day “train the trainer” course designed to help spread awareness of the dangers posed by unexploded ordnance Sept. 28-29, 2021, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

Seventeen Virginia Army National Guard officer candidates celebrate their graduation from Officer Candidate School Sept. 19, 2021, at a ceremony held at the Virginia National Guard Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Of the 17 graduates, 13 accepted their commissions, took their oath of office, and pinned on their lieutenant bars. Alumi from previous OCS classes participated in a presentation of a historic guidon from OCS Class 11 and the Troutville-based 29th Infantry Division Band provided ceremonial music for the occasion. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lisa M. Sadler)
Virginia National Guard welcomes 17 new OCS graduates
Oct. 5, 2021
The Virginia Army National Guard celebrated the graduation of 17 officer candidates from Officer Candidate School Class 63 and 64B Sept. 19, 2021, at a ceremony held at the Virginia National Guard Sergeant Bob Slaughter Headquarters at Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia.

U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers practice room clearing July 23, 2021, during an 11B Infantry Transition Course, taught by cadre assigned to the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Over three weeks, the students will learn the skills needed to serve as infantrymen and, if they meet course requirements, will be awarded the 11B Infantry military occupational speciality at the conclusion of the course. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Terra C. Gatti)
183rd RTI teaches infantry skills at 11B course
Aug. 19, 2021
For three grueling weeks, 25 U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers from across the nation trained together at Fort Pickett. At the ranges and across the training areas, they all shared a common goal: earning the iconic blue cord that comes along with the 11B Infantryman military occupational specialty. The Soldiers were there for the 11B Infantry Transition Course, held July 10-31, 2021, by cadre assigned to 1st Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute.