U.S. Army Reserve



While the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) belongs to the Army Reserve, it is operationally controlled by Training and Doctrine Command, which oversees of 32 Army Schools and trains more than 500,000 Soldiers and service members annually.

The 108th TC supports two of TRADOC’s five core function leads: the Center for Initial Military Training and Cadet Command—providing professionally trained and ready drill sergeant units, instructors, leader trainers, and command expertise to conduct Initial Entry Training, Cadet Training and Theater Security Cooperation Training.

The 108th has been instrumental in providing quality training to Soldiers from all Army components for more than 60 years.

Fewer than 5,000 federal Soldiers comprise the elite Drill Sergeants corps tasked with preparing the future force—nearly a million strong—to decisively engage and defend the Nation against current and emerging threats.

Fewer still are part of the select group charged with training the best of the best at the United States Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C.The 108th TC (Initial Entry Training) is the only command in the Army Reserve with drill sergeant positions.

The 108th TC focuses on turning citizens into warriors nationwide. Re-designated in 2008, the unit focuses on training initial entry Soldiers and ROTC and U.S. Military Academy cadets.

It is recognized as a leader in pioneering, developing and refining training methods and policies, such as the One Army School System, for the Total Army.

• Initial Entry Training
• Leadership Training
• Joint/Multi-component Training
• Drill Sergeant Training

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