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168th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI)

The 168th Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI) trains current and future leaders of the National Guard, Active Component and Reserve to the standards set forth by the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, provide the resources and knowledge to train to standard and lead effectively ensuring that every student is afforded the highest quality training possible.   It is a Regional Training Institute of Excellence (RTIoE) located on Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

For billeting, call 720-250-4309
Office Hours: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Image of RTI logoThe 168th RTI is the Colorado National Guard’s premier "Fully Accredited" training institute, known for having professional leaders who inspire students to meet the highest standards with realistic and relevant training. They have Live Ranges, Training Simulators, Classrooms, Conference Areas, State Office Areas, On-site Lodging, Supply/Admin Areas and much more. 

The courses at the RTI focus on leadership development. The main courses taught at the RTI are:

Officer Candidate School (OCS)
Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS)
Basic Leader Course (BLC)



Image of Centennial Training Site logoLocated on Fort Carson, the RTI offers one of the most modern, and technologically advanced learning environments in the country for members of the Armed Services, Government Agencies and First Responders alike.  Additional billeting, classrooms, ranges and other support are available right next door at the Centennial Training Site. The 168th also manages several other leader development programs such as: 

ABIC - Army Basic Instructor Course
CCFSPCC - Company Commander / First  Sergeant  Pre-Command Course
CLS - Combat Lifesaver Course
SGITC - Small Group Instructor Training Course

Please contact the 168th RTI to learn more at (719) 526-4687 or fill out  Image of clickable link to PDF for RTI billeting or reserving a classroom.

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U.S. Army Spc. Adam Barlow, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 65th Field Artillery Brigade, participates in the dips event of the fitness event at the Army National Guard's Region VII Best Warrior Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 17-20, 2021. The fitness test consisted of eight events, primarily upper body, followed by a three mile run. Sixteen elite Noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from eight states and territories compete in this competition. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Taylor Lakey-Tamacori)
The Best of the Best in Region VII
By SPC Taylor Lakey-Tamacori | May 21, 2021
The Colorado Army National Guard hosted the 2021 Region VII Best Warrior Competition at the 168th Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado, May 17-20, 2021. This regional event included the best NCO and Soldier from Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.

An M1917 155mm Howitzer sits at Camp George West, Golden, Colorado, before it moves to the 168th Regional Training Institute of Excellence, Colorado Army National Guard, at Fort Carson, Colorado, in August 2020. The howitzer belonged to the 168th Field Artillery Regiment before it went through a reorganization to become a training center. (Colorado Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Kerry Davis, 89th Troop Command)
Pre-World War II piece of Colorado National Guard history comes to Fort Carson
By Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | Aug. 4, 2020
Howitzers are not new to Fort Carson, Colorado, however a retired French-designed pre-World War II howitzer is. The 168th Regional Training Institute of Excellence, Colorado Army National Guard, at Fort Carson, is set to receive an M1917 155mm Howitzer in August.

The Warrant Officer Candidate School Class 19-001 participates in a hat removal ceremony Aug. 18, 2019, at the Regional Training Institute (RTI), Fort Carson, Colo. The Colorado National Guard WOCS practiced traditions dating back more than a decade for the CONG, where they hung a hat to signify the next step in their progress of the school. When the classes completed phase two, they removed the hat, which signified their preparedness to move to phase three at Camp Atterbury, In. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon)
Warrant Officer Candidates remove hat, enter final phase
By Sgt. 1st Class Aleah M. Castrejon, 104th Public Affairs Detachment | Sept. 9, 2019
Warrant Officer Candidates of class 19-001 practiced rich traditions dating back more than a decade for the Colorado National Guard while proudly walking across a stage for a hat removal ceremony Aug. 18, 2019, at the 168th Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Colo. National Guard opens new training facilities
By Staff Sgt. Aimee J. Felix Zentkovich | March 8, 2015
​U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards (center), adjutant general of Colorado, cuts a ribbon commemorating the official opening of the Colorado Army National Guard's new Regional Training Institute and the Training Center Complex on Fort Carson, March 8, 2015. Joining Edwards in the ribbon-cutting are U.S. Army Col. Jesse Morehouse (center left), the 168th RTI commander, Army Col. Nicholas Goddard (center right), the COARNG construction and facilities management officer, and representatives from the four contracting companies that built the facilities. The two facilities are part of the Colorado National Guard's Centennial Training Site, and they offer more than 300,000 square feet of state-of-the-art training accommodations.