Mission

The U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Education System is designed to help Soldiers progress through the enlisted ranks while equipping them for positions of greater responsibility. The mission of the 168th RTI is to provide quality NCOES training to those Soldiers seeking to continue and enhance their military careers.

Leadership

Command Group

  • Commandant

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lowell D. Churchman currently serves as the regimental command sergeant major of the 168th Regiment Regional Training Institute (RTI), Fort Carson, and commandant of the Basic Leader Course.

    Churchman entered the Army March 8, 1983. Throughout his career, he has held every leadership position in infantry and cavalry units from fire team leader to first sergeant. He earned a Master of Education in Human Resources Development from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa.

    Churchman’s previous assignments include: assistant inspector general; action officer for 16 events both in Slovenia and Continental United States (CONUS) to assist the Slovene Army in NCO Corps development; led joint (Army/Air) Colorado delegation to Slovenia to instruct on NCO roles, traditions, Army Values and Ethics, and other NCO leadership issues; assistant to the secretary to the general staff/state command sergeant major; Operations NCO for Battle Staff Familiarization Event with 18th Biological, Radiological, Chemical BN, Slovenian Army; selected for XVIII Airborne Corps staff (J1), Operation Iraqi Freedom, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq; deployed to Afghanistan as member of the 327th Embedded Training Team (ETT) as the ARSIC-W S3 Integration Cell NCOIC/senior operations NCO mentor to the Afghanistan National Army (ANA) 207th Corps HQ Staff, G3 sergeant major, and Police (ANP) operations coordination center; Operations NCO/schools manager, 168th Regiment (RTI), Fort Carson; led Joint Colorado delegation (Army / Air) to Jordan for NCO Professional Development TCT; first sergeant, HHC 1-157 IN, Fort Carson; senior human resources NCO, 89th Troop Command, Denver; Operations NCO, USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base.

    His military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Light Leader Course, Basic NCO Course PH I and II, Infantry Advanced NCO Course (Active Component), Department of the Army Inspector General Course, Battle Staff NCO Course (ASI 2S), 71L1O MOSQ (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Readiness NCO Course, Operations NCO Course, Combat Advisor Course, First Sergeant Course, Brigade/Battalion S1 Course, Brigade S1 Operations Course, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Graduate.

    Churchman’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal (seventh award); Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star (second award); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device and 20 Year Device (second award); NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4 - USASMA Graduate); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (second award); Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon; NATO Medal; Medal of Multinational Cooperation (Republic of Slovenia); and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

  • Deputy Commandant

    Master Sergeant Virginia P. Simmons is a native of Hinesville, Georgia. She entered the U.S. Army in April 1998, attending Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. MSG Simmons assumed duties as the Deputy Commandant of the 168th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) 1 September 2016.

    MSG Simmons’ previous assignments include: G1 Essential Personnel Services NCOIC, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Battalion S1 NCOIC, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; Senior Drill Sergeant, 3-13th Infantry Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Test Administrator, Military Entrance Processing Station, Fort Gillem, Georgia; Senior Executive Administrative Assistant, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Battalion S1 NCOIC, Allied Forces South Battalion, Naples, Italy; Operations NCOIC, Allied Forces South Battalion, Naples, Italy; G1 Personnel Actions/Awards NCOIC, Special Troops Battalion, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Soldier Actions NCOIC, 203d Personnel Services Battalion, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Enlisted Promotions Team Leader, 203d Personnel Services Battalion, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; NCOIC Officer Promotions, 1st Personnel Services Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas.

    Her military education includes: graduate of the Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Warrior Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, Basic Instructor Training, Force Management Operations Course, SHARP Certification Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Combatives Level I. Her civilian education include, a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.

    Her military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal (6th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three; Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral three; Drivers Badge, and the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge.

  • Course Manager

    Sgt. 1st Class Corey Campbell is a native of Knox, Indiana. He entered the Army May 15, 1992. He completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia. Campbell assumed the responsibility as BLC Course Manager with the 168th Regiment (Regional Training Institute) Aug. 1, 2017.

    Campbell’s previous assignments include: HHC operations NCO, 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Wichita, Kansas; material management NCO (SPO), 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Wichita; training and operations NCO, 978th Quartermaster Company, Edgemont, Pennsylvania; packing and crating NCO, 327th Engineer Company, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; Rear Detachment NCO, 218th ESB, Onalaska, Wisconsin; material management NCO, 458th Ordinance Company C & C (Collection and Classification), Onalaska, Wisconsin; material management NCO, 123rd Main Support Battalion (MSB), Baghdad International Airport, Iraq; automated logistics specialist, 209th Quartermaster Company, Lafayette, Indiana; and automated logistics specialist, 199th Quartermaster Company, South Bend, Indiana.

    His military education includes: Senior Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention Course, Master Resilient Trainer Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Unit Trainer Course, Security Manager Course, Physical Security Manager Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Mobilization Planners Course, Army Training Requirements and Resources System Course, Digital Training Management System Course, Total Ammunition Management Information System Course, Unit Alcohol and Drug Control Course. SFC Campbell has earned an Associate of Science in General Education from The University of Management and Technology. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Management and Technology.

    Campbell’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal (fifth award); Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (fourth award); National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (second award); Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device and Silver Hourglass; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three; Army Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon with numeral three; Driver Badge with Driver and Special Skill tab.