124th Regional Training Institute

124th Regional Training Institute

The 124th Regional Training Institute gives the Vermont National Guard an internal capability to provide Soldiers the highest degree of professional, functional, and specialty training as well as a capability and capacity to train service members from other states, Department of Defense components, and international forces as directed. The schools and specialty courses offered by RTI, locally and through distance learning, are nationally accredited and internationally recognized. Vermont National Guard instructors are frequently requested to teach partner nation forces in information operations. Graduates of our schools place highly in international mountaineering competitions and effect real change globally in support of the National Defense Strategy. Additionally, RTI Soldiers provide civil support to the state of Vermont. The 124th Regimental Headquarters consists of three subordinate schoolhouse commands.

May 4, 2022

Meet Vt. Guard’s new substance abuse prevention coordinator

Eliminating the stigma around seeking mental health services is a goal for John Brutzman, the Vermont Guard’s new substance abuse prevention coordinator. “When I started this job, I would often hear that a solider could get trouble for seeking psychological health services, it’s just not the case, and I would like to see that stigma eradicated,” he said.

April 20, 2022

Vt. Guardsman earns master instructor badge

Staff Sgt. Andrew Fryburg, chief instructor at the 124th Regimental Training Institute’s modular training battalion was awarded the Master Instructor Badge on April 19, 2022. During the ceremony, Vermont National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Gregory Knight, remarked, “there are fewer that 100 Master Instructors across the Army, so that should give you an idea of the scope of this undertaking and the significance of the award, you are building the future leaders of the US Army.”

April 1, 2022

Vermont Guard Soldiers hone mountain skills with Saudi Arabian Special Forces

For the first time, a conventional U.S. Army National Guard unit conducted training with Royal Saudi Land Forces Special Forces Instructors at the Royal Saudi Land Forces Mountain Warfare School.

Feb. 16, 2022

Adjutant general issues biannual update: Feb. 2022

Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, the state adjutant general, released the Vermont National Guard's legislative update on Feb. 14.

Feb. 9, 2022

VTNG leaders discuss hot topics in Facebook live town hall

Vermont National Guard senior leaders answered questions related to mental health treatment and education benefits and discussed updates within the Guard during a Facebook Live town hall event Feb. 8.

  • Leadership
  • History

    The 124th Coast Artillery Battalion was activated at Camp Haan, California, on May 24, 1943. The Battalion was reorganized to the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion on June 28, 1943. The 124th AAA entered combat at Dymchurch, England  July 24, 1944, and was part of Operation Crossbow, the defense of London against Nazi rocket attacks.

    The Battalion was deactivated at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, Oct. 18, 1945.

    On Aug. 28, 1951, the Battalion was reactivated and designated as the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, a unit of the Vermont National Guard. The Battalion was re-designated the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion Dec. 1, 1953.

    On March 1, 1959, Units of the Vermont National Guard’s 172nd Infantry Regiment and the 124th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion were reorganized as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions of the 172nd Armor Regiment. After Sept. 8, 1961, the 124th Antiaircraft Battalion unit name was no longer used.

    In the late 1990s the National Guard deactivated individual state military academies in favor of Regional Training Institutes for providing formal instruction. In recognition of the 124th AA Battalion’s history and lineage, on May 20, 1997 Vermont’s Regional Training Institute was designated the 124th Regiment.

  • Units

    124th Headquarters Battalion
    2nd Modular Training Battalion, 124th Regiment
    3rd Information Operations Battalion, 124th Regiment
    4th Signal Training Battalion, 124th Regiment
    Army Mountain Warfare School, 124th Regiment