238th Regiment Training Institute

This is the official webpage of the 238th RTI.

The 238th Regiment consists of the 1st Field Artillery Battalion and the 2nd Modular Training Battalion. The regimental headquarters is located at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Kentucky.

The 1st Field Artillery Battalion is part of the One Army School System and is one of eight National Guard RTIs that train FA Soldiers from both Active and Reserve Components.  Currently, 1-238th conducts courses for 13F – Fire Support Specialists, 13J – Fire Direction Control Specialist and 13M – Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmembers. The battalion will begin instructing the Joint Fires Observer Course in the next two years. Soldiers from the 1-238th also support other training like the KYARNG and Regional Best Warrior Competitions and the State Partnership Programs with Djibouti and Ecuador.

The battalion is composed primarily of 13 Series Instructors originally from units within the Kentucky Army National Guard, but also welcomes experienced Field Artillery NCOs from other states to apply to become instructors at 1-238th through a boarding process and interstate transfer.  Instructors within the unit have the opportunity to earn the Army’s Basic and Master Instructor Badges.  Experienced Field Artillery NCOs who are interested in learning more about becoming an instructor at the 1-238th should email the unit at: 1stBNFA238thREGTRTI@army.mil

The 2nd MOD TNG BN consists of the following separate training functions: Officer Candidate School, Warrant Officer Candidate School, and Infantry training.

During 2015, the 238th Regiment underwent an extensive and all-inclusive accreditation process. This process is based on the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command Enterprise Accreditation Standards in the functional areas of conduct of training, training support and proponent functions. The 238th Regimental Headquarters was assessed by the TRADOC Quality Assurance Office March 23 to 27, 2015. The regiment headquarters received on overall assessment of 100. The officer candidate school program was assessed by the Maneuver Center of Excellence Proponent from Fort Benning, GA April 17 to 19, 2015. The officer candidate school received an overall assessment of 100. The 1/238th FA Battalion was evaluated July 13 to 16, 2015. The FA Battalion received an overall score of 100 through their hard work, attention to detail and dedication to excellence.

The 238th Regiment provides individual training and classes generated by the Army Program for Individual Training requirements in support of the Kentucky National Guard and The Total Army School System. The regiment coordinates state level courses and provides staff augmentation to JFHQ-KY during major civil support operations to enhance mission command of forces responding to the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

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238th RTI NEWS

Kentucky National Guard welcomes newest officers from OCS class 66-24 at State Capitol
May 10, 2024
Family members, friends and fellow Guardsmen were in attendance for the officer commissioning ceremony inside the rotunda of the State Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky., April 20, 202. Nine officer candidates from Officer Candidate School Class 66-24 became the Kentucky National Guard’s newest second lieutenants. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Destini Keene)

Enduring state partnership strengthens leader development through exchange
April 10, 2024
Kentucky Army National Guard officer candidates mix with Ecuadorian Army, Navy, and Air Force cadets for a group photo at Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Kentucky, Feb. 24-28, 2024.

Kentucky Logistics Director Promoted to Colonel
June 30, 2023
Robinson is the director of logistics for the Kentucky National Guard on the full-time side and is the commander of the 238th Regional Training Institute on the M-DAY (traditional Soldier) side.

Celebrating Excellence: Kentucky Army National Guard's Officer Candidate School Graduates Emerge as Leaders
April 15, 2023
The ceremony honored the Soldiers who successfully completed the 12-month training program and have now been commissioned as new officers in the Kentucky Army National Guard.

AXE founder, promoted to full-bird colonel
April 12, 2023
Lt. Col. Eddie Simpson speaks to the crowd of family and friends during his promotion ceremony at the Wellman Armory in Frankfort Apr. 12, 2023

238th Regiment Change of Command
April 3, 2023
U.S. Army Col. L. Allen Joiner, outgoing commander of the 238th Regiment passes the regimental guidon to Brig. Gen Brian Wertzler, Kentucky National Guard deputy adjutant general, symbolizing the relinquishing of his command of the unit at the 238th Regiment’s Change of Command ceremony held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, Ky., March 25, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard by Lt. Col. Carla Raisler)

Warrant officer applicants attend new National Guard course
March 8, 2023
Army Warrant Officer Tucker Huff (center) talks to warrant officer applicants during the Warrant Officer Candidate Accession Program (WOCAP) at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky. on Oct. 15, 2022. Huff recently graduated Warrant Officer Candidate School and is giving advice to Soldiers applying to become warrant officers. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)

Kentucky National Guard celebrates its newest officers
September 26, 2022
Army Maj. Jack Rachau introduces the newly commissioned officers in a ceremony at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotundra in Frankfort, Ky. on Sept. 24, 2022. The new officers will be pinned by family and friends at the ceremony as part of commissioning tradition. (U.S. Army photo by Andy Dickson)

Warrior Mind
November 19, 2021
Urban warfare presents difficult situations that test a Soldier on their ability to quickly and tactically subdue or eliminate threats in indoor and outdoor environments

Enlisting an officer: one Soldier's story of perseverance
October 28, 2021
2nd Lt. Orlando Gonzalez poses for a photo Feb. 20, 2021 on Boone National Guard Center. Gonzalez ended his 16 years of military service as an enlisted service member to begin his officer career.

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