Strength Maintenance Training Battalion (SMTB)

Training the ARNG Recruiting and Retention Command is the primary responsibility of SMTB. All training is compliant with current TRADOC guidance and utilizes the Training Development Capability (TDC) for course development. SMTB is fully accredited by Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). The SMTB trains the Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Force encompassing recruiting, retention and attrition management. In addition to qualification training, the Strength Maintenance Training Battalion is the only active duty NCO Academy in the Army National Guard.

Contact Info:

  • Admin: DSN 962-4914 - COMM 501-212-4914

Mission - Our mission at the SMTB is to provide the best possible training to the Army National Guard's Strength Maintenance Force. To produce competent, technical, agile, and resilient leaders/Soldiers that are fully capable of supporting and executing the three tenets of the Strength Maintenance Philosophy; Recruiting, Retention, and Attrition Management, in an ever-changing operating environment. To consistently demonstrate, in word and deed, the seven Army Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.

Vision - Our vision is to continuously expand our capabilities as an Institute of Excellence and an enduring doctrinal training resource that impacts Strength Maintenance objectives by providing the 54 States and Territories with relevant and challenging training that develops competent, adaptive, and critical thinking leaders/Soldiers. To have the most well-trained, professional, and productive staff and faculty to guarantee the best possible training experience for every student.

Mobile Training Teams (MTT) - The SMTB also offers various types of mobile training for both traditional and AGR Soldiers to assist the 54 States and Territories in achieving their Recruiting, Retention, and Attrition Management missions. The SMTB offers mobile training that specifically addresses Attrition Maintenance for all levels of command and also offers sustainment training for Recruiting and Retention personnel. Mobile training can be tailored to fit individual State/Territories specific needs while simultaneously re-emphasizing the Strength Maintenance Philosophy.