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243rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute)

 Rhode Island Army National Guard

243d Regiment (RTI) provides administrative Command & Control for functionally aligned OASS companies conducting regionalized combat support, leadership, officer education system (OCS), Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), Modern Army Combatives and general studies training for the ARNG, USAR, and the AC IAW TRADOC and proponent standards as directed.

The 243rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Rhode Island Army National Guard is located at Camp Varnum, 100 Cormorant Point Road, Narragansett, RI.

 Programs of Instruction

Officer Candidate School (OCS)

United States Army Infantry Center Learning Center of Excellence 2009

Course Overview Reserve component OCS is a 12-15 month (Traditional Program) or 8-week (accelerated program) Leaders Course of Instruction, taught in a high-stress environment, during which the cadre develop and evaluate the performance of the candidates as it relates to their potential for commissioning as second lieutenants in the Total Force.

  • OCS Information Brief
  • OCS Information / Packing List
  • OCS Guide 2010
  • OCS Prerequisites
  • 31B Basic Military Police Course

    United States Army Military Police School Full Accreditation Certificate 2012

    Course Overview: Provides a logical progression of transitioning Soldiers trained in another CMF into Military Police Soldiers by the presentation of individual skills and tasks selected to develop a well disciplined, motivated military police Soldier, proficient in common military police entry level tasks. It provides the military knowledge and MOS skills required to function as a military policeman, to include: Maneuver and mobility support operations, area security operations, internment and resettlement operations, law and order operations, police intelligence operations and to support the peacetime army community through security of critical army resources, crime prevention programs and preservation of law and order, The course develops self-discipline, motivations, physical readiness, and proficiency in combat survivability, combat techniques, individual and crew-served weapons.

  • 31B Prerequisites
  • BMPC Student Guide TY12
  • BMPC Course Announcement-SC1013.pdf
  • Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC)

    The ABIC student will apply the 21st Century Soldier Competencies and supporting instructor competencies using a Training Development Capability (TDC) system course approved lesson plan. Large and small group discussions, and required homework, are used to discuss ALM 2015 instructional methodologies, instructor/facilitator responsibilities, applying adult learning principles, sound communication skills and questioning techniques. Student evaluate themselves and their peers using a course Method of Effectiveness Rubric that links instructor competencies and the 21st Century Soldier competencies.

    Course Prerequisites: You must be in the pay grade of E-5 or above, assigned as an institutional instructor or provide military instruction as part of your assigned duties. Soldiers reporting for training must be physically qualified or possess a valid waiver according to AR 40-501 and meet the physical standards of AR 600-9.

  • ABIC Student letter 2013.pdf
  • NCO Paper Number ALM 2015.pdf
  • TRADOC Pam 525-8-2 ALM 2015.pdf
  • TSP lesson plan explain.pdf 
  • SGITC Small Group Instructor Training Course

    This course instructs the Soldier in the areas of applying specified small group methods while developing team building skill and facilitating the group process, developing decision making / problem solving skills, modeling army leader values and applying communications skills.

    Course Prerequisites: You must be active army or reserve component enlisted personnel. Soldiers reporting for training must be physically qualified or possess a valid waiver according to AR 40-501 and meet the physical standards of AR 600-9. All Soldiers must have completed a Total Army Instructor Course (TAIC) or another TRADOC approved instructor training course and be assigned as a group leader / facilitator.

    Basic Combatives Level 1 and Tactical Combatives Level 2

    Course Scope: Students will receive instruction on the core ground fighting techniques utilized in Modern Army Combatives. During this course students will apply techniques learned against fully resistant opponents during sparring sessions. Each student will participate in the sparring sessions, achieve the clinch drill and be evaluated on their ability to instruct all presented material in a comprehensible manner as part of the graduation requirements.

     Unit Awards and Citations


    Afghan Campaign Ribbon




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     RTI Document Library

    TRADOC Pre-Execution Checklist.pdfTRADOC Pre-Execution ChecklistSFC George Huddleston
    TY-13 RTI Courses-Ch1.pdfTY-13 RTI Courses-Ch1SFC George Huddleston

     Major Command Links

      Joint Force Headquarters
      43rd Military Police Brigade
      56th Troop Command
      Special Operations Detachment - Global
      RI Medical Command

     Unit Links

      Joint Force Headquarters
      RI Recruiting & Retention
      13th Civil Support (WMD)
      243rd Regional Training Institute
      88th Army Band
      RI Training Site
      110 Public Affairs Detachment
      1913 Support Detachment
      Detachment 23 OSACOM


    Regiment Commander
    LTC Christian M. Neary
    (401) 275-4708 

    Command Sergeant Major
    CSM Robert Sturdahl
    (401) 275-4725

    Executive Officer / AO
    MAJ Corey Lamirande
    (401) 275-4702

    Quality Assurance NCO / Operations
    MSG George Huddleston
    (401) 275-4713

    Human Resources NCO
    SGT Tania Soares
    (401) 275-4700

    OCS Commander
    CPT Jonathan Elliott
    (401) 275-4705

    SFC Kevin Rogers
    (401) 275-4705

    Basic Military Police Course FTM
    SFC Lewis Walton
    (401) 275-4744

    Current OPS / Functional Courses
    SFC Ted Marrero
    (401) 275-4703

    S4 NCOIC
    SFC Paul Bouvier
    (401) 275-4704

     Contact Us

    243rd Regiment (RTI)
    Camp Varnum
    100 Cormorant Point Road
    Narragansett, RI 02882
    PHONE: (401) 275-4700
    OPERATIONS: (401) 275-4713