Our Purpose:  Be trainers of choice, regardless of component, worldwide.

To provide 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.

To be the premiere U.S. Army Training Command, providing expert force-generating, operational and strategic military training capabilities.  As the force of choice, we deliver subject matter experts globally in support of contingency, stability, and partnership operations throughout a multi-agency and multi-national environment.


While the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training) belongs to the U.S. Army Reserve, it is operationally controlled by Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), which conducts Initial Military Training for both officers and enlisted Soldiers; supports CIMT, the ATCs, and USACC which includes support to more than 150 colleges and universities.

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.

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