Robinson Maneuver Training Center

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Robinson Maneuver Training Center (Camp Robinson) a 32,000 acres (13,000 ha) facility located at North Little Rock, Arkansas, which houses the Joint Forces Headquarters, Arkansas National Guard, the Headquarters, Arkansas Air National Guard, Headquarters, 77th Combat Aviation Brigade, Headquarters, 87th Troop Command, and is home to three Premier Training Centers, the National Guard Professional Education Center (PEC), the Guard Marksmanship Training Center (NGMTC) and the 233rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute).


List of units at Robinson:[1]

  • 77th Combat Aviation Brigade
  • 87th Troop Command Headquarters
    • HHC, 87th Troop Command
    • Recruiting and Retention Command
    • 106th Army Band
    • 61st Civil Support Team
  • 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Brigade Headquarters
    • HHC, Infantry Brigade Combat Team
    • Company A, 239th Brigade Engineer Battalion
    • Company D, 239th Brigade Engineer Battalion
  • Joint Force Headquarters
  • RMTC Institute Support Unit
  • Army Aviation Support Facility
  • Detachment 30, Operational Support Airlift Command
  • Medical Command
  • 233rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute
  • National Guard Marksmanship Training Center
  • 326th Trial Defense Team

National Guard Professional Education Center[edit]

Robinson is home to the PEC and its 75-acre campus consisting of 25 buildings and a total staff of approximately 420 military, civilian contractor personnel. We annually provide instruction to over 20,000 members of the military force. The Professional Education Center also hosts over 5,000 conferees annually from the National Guard, Army Reserve, Active Army, DOD, State and Federal agencies. These conferences typically provide 3 to 5 day training sessions covering specific subjects and discussions on a wide variety of issues such as: mobilizations and deployments; standards; new tactics, techniques, and procedures; and leadership development. The Army National Guard Senior Commanders' Conference, FORSCOM Command Readiness Program Conference, Winston P. Wilson Marksmanship Competition, Training and Requirements Opportunities Sourcing Conference, Army National Guard Fixed Wing Conference, and the Army National Guard Chief of Staff Advisory Council Conference are just a few of the conferences held at PEC.[2]

National Guard Marksmanship Training Center[edit]

The Marksmanship Training Center (MTC) programs and provides institutional training within Marksmanship related activities which will enhance effectiveness of unit level training programs in the Army and Air National Guard and missions based on the collective requirements identified by NGB-ART-I (Individual Training Branch), the Army Program for Individual Training (ARPRINT) for the Army National Guard, the United States Army Reserve (USAR), and the Active Component (AC) in support of the Army's Modular Force. Administer NGB Marksmanship training and competitive programs at all levels, stressing the development of combat skills to improve proficiency above basic marksmanship requirements and increase battlefield survivability. Provides training, training support and validation of mission essential task performance for the Army SNIPER training programs. Conduct mobile training team assistance and/or assessment visits to units. The MTC provides coordinating authority, quality assurance (QA), assessment and accreditation oversight for training responsibilities. The MTC provides for the review and development of associated TATS courseware in response to the Army's training needs and the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE). Additionally, the MTC provides operational, training, administrative, logistical, and resource management support as required to accomplish the mission to train the Army Warrior within each respective State and Territory as specified and approved by The Adjutant General (TAG).[3]

233rd Regional Training Institute[edit]

The 233rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute) has a long and proud history. It began in 1957 with the first Officer Candidate Class. For the next 39 years the Arkansas Military Academy built a proud heritage in the Arkansas National Guard setting the standard for some of the best officers in the Army. The RTI provides training to Soldiers from all 54 States and Territories.

In 1984, General Herbert Temple had a vision to develop a two-week course that would hone and improve the soldier combat skills needed to win on the modern battlefield. For ten years the Battle Skills School trained soldiers from all over the United States on the basic skills of survival and small unit tactics.

The Total Army School System took shape in Arkansas as the 233d Regiment (Regional Training Institute) in October 1994. The 233d RTI was organized from the Arkansas Military Academy and the Battle Skills School combining their respective TDAs.

The Mission of the RTI is to train infantry and artillery, and communications military occupational specialties, as well as non-commissioned officer education, and officer candidate school. The 233rd operates the second largest infantry school in the Army, only second to Fort Benning.[citation needed] Approximately 1,930 soldiers graduated training at the RTI during Fiscal Year 06.[4]


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  2. ^ Laverne E. Weber, National Guard Bureau Professional Education Center, Accessed 5 October 2010, Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Arkansas National Guard, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center, accessed 5 October 2010, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2010-10-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Arkansas National Guard, 233rd RTI, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-04. Retrieved 2010-10-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)