175th Regiment (Regional Training Institute)
The Camp Ripley-based 175th Regiment Regional Training Institute provides combat arms, Military Occupational Specialty and leadership training to the U.S. Army to prepare Soldiers and units for deployment at maximum combat readiness levels.
Each year hundreds of Soldiers from both the reserve and active componenets travel to Camp Ripley to attend one of more than 30 courses offered by the 175th RTI. The institute ensures the courses offered meet requirements for all componenets, drawing studetns from across the country and supporting the One Army School System.
The courses offered at the 175th RTI qualify Soldiers as infantrymen, cavalry scouts, wheeled vehicle mechanics and tracked vehicle repairers. The 175th RTI also offers advanced leader courses for several military occupational specialties and the Maneuver Senior Leader Course Phases I and II. The institute also contributes to the commissioned ranks by offering Phases I and II of Officer Candidate School and Phase II of Warrant Officer Candidate School.
In 2020, the RTI will continue to provide the highest level of training to prepare leaders as they embark on their next level of responsibilities in an ever-evolving and more complex operating environment. The RTI strives to retain its relevance in leader instruction by adhering to the Army Learning Model which promotes an adaptive, continuous learning model focused on providing a quality, relevant and effective learning experience.
In 2019, the 175th RTI expanded their reach to provide instruction and certification requirements to the U.S. Army by providing tracked and wheeled vehicle recovery courses to members of the 2nd Infantry Division stationed at Camp Humphreys, Korea.
The 1st Battalion (Warrant/Officer Candidate School) provided the Minnesota National Guard with 23 commissioned officers and nine commissioned warrant officers. The 175th RTI provided instruction to 842 Soldiers graduating from seven separate programs of instruction.