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 compete during at the state’s small arms combat marksmanship match, hosted by the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, May 20-22, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Nearly 50 shooters participated in the event and competed as both individuals and as teams of four. The event required competitors to shoot on different weapons systems from a variety of firing positions and distances.
VNG Soldiers take aim in marksmanship competition
May 31, 2022
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers competed in the Excellence in Competition Pistol and Rifle Matches May 21-22, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia.

The Virginia National Guard recognizes its five newest warrant officers in a ceremony May 14, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 22-001, hosted by 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, also included warrant officer candidates from the North Carolina Army National Guard. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian L. Brooks, the senior warrant officer for the Army National Guard G4, was the guest speaker. (U.S. National Guard photo by A.J. Coyne)
Virginia National Guard's newest Warrant Officers recognized
May 23, 2022
The Virginia National Guard's Warrant Officer Candidate School welcomed five new graduates at a ceremony May 14, 2022, at Fort Pickett, Virginia. Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 22-001, hosted by 3rd Battalion, 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, also included four warrant officer candidates from the North Carolina Army National Guard. One Virginia Guard graduate was unable to participate in the ceremony.

Virginia National Guard Warrant Officer Candidates volunteer at the Rockbridge Area Relief Association as part of their Warrant Officer Candidate School community project March 19, 2022, in Lexington, Virginia. WOCS requires each class to identify, plan and execute a community project. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Rhita Daniel)
WOCs show community support with Rockbridge Area Relief Association
April 4, 2022
Virginia National Guard Warrant Officer Candidates completed their community project at the Rockbridge Area Relief Association March 19, 2022, in Lexington, Virginia. More than 10 WOCs participated in the event, and all were part of Class 22-001, taught by cadre assigned to the Fort Pickett-based Warrant Officer Candidate School at the 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers participate in land navigation training March 12, 2022, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The training was part of a pre-Officer Candidate School drill weekend for Soldiers interested in attending OCS. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Ben Melin)
Pre-OCS gives Soldiers insight into officer training experience
March 28, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers interested in furthering their careers as officers gained insight into the Officer Candidate School experience March 12-13, 2022, during a pre-OCS event held at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The training, conducted by cadre assigned to the Fort Pickett based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute, aimed to prepare Soldiers for the unique challenges of OCS.

Virginia National Guard Soldiers conduct an infantry tactics exchange and countering unmanned air systems exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan March 7-11, 2022, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. They were conducted in support of the Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, in which Virginia and Tajikistan have been partners since 2003.
VNG conducts infantry tactics, unmanned air system exchanges in Tajikistan
March 14, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers conducted an infantry tactics exchange and countering unmanned air systems exchange with the Republic of Tajikistan March 7-11, 2022, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.