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138th Regiment (Combat Arms) Indiana Regional Training Institute

The distinctive unit insignia (DUI) for the 138th Regiment  "Seek and Destroy"HQ 138th Regiment (Combat Arms) Indiana Regional Training Institute (RTI)  is to provide regionalized combat arms individual training, including military occupational specialty qualification (MOSQ), additional skill identifier (ASI), and non-commissioned officer education system (NCOES) training as part of the One Army School System. Additionally, the Indiana RTI conducts a fully accredited Warrant Officer Candidate School, Officer Candidate School, 68W Sustainment Course, Combat Lifesaver Course and a Combatives Course. The Indiana RTI, along with other Camp Atterbury units, supports the National Deployment Center (NDC) in training civilians for future deployments.

RTI Instructions for COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

July 6, 2020: The 138th Regional Training Institute is providing the following instructions for safe institutional operations in order to mitigate and respond to risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance supplements current force health protection measures and guidance established by the Indiana National Guard (INNG), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Defense.

Applicability: These instructions apply to all personnel of the 138th Regiment, whether temporarily assigned while attending a course or permanently assigned as institutional faculty or staff.

  1. RTI response practices provided in Enclosure 1 - Mitigation Practices identifies practices by category which are to be used as general guidelines or suggested means of mitigating risks. At a minimum, all personnel will abide by currently established CDC and DOD practices.
  2. Course managers will initiate or update risk assessments to address practices for social distancing and cleaning during transportation, housing, dining, classroom facilitation, range and/or field operations, and any other operation or mission subset that requires students, faculty or staff to be consolidated.
  3. Per CDC guidelines, the distinction made between quarantine and isolation of personnel is the identification or confirmation of a positive case. Both quarantine and isolation require the separation of personnel from others beyond social distancing practices. Additionally, personnel who have established close contact with a positive case will be quarantined and monitored.
  4. Quarantined or isolated personnel are at risk of being medically dropped for missing training hours. In an effort to ensure personnel report illness, course managers will request waivers through RTI quality assurance officer (QAO) to their respective proponents for an increase in missed hours. If no virtual learning avenues are available and the student will accrue the maximum missed hours due to quarantine or isolation, the student will be medically dropped from the course.
  5. Course managers will update their student welcome material to include an updated DD93, Unit and State point-of-contact (POC) worksheet, and the inclusion of packing list items such as masks, face coverings and hand sanitizer.
  6. Students will be screened prior to, during, and after courses using the Enclosure 5 - Service Member Screening Flowchart and Enclosure 6 - COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire.
  7. Regimental S4 will coordinate the procurement of EPA approved cleaning and disinfecting supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).


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POC for these instructions: 317-247-3300, Ext. 73186.


The lineage of the 138th Regiment can be traced back to September 1942 when it was formed as the 638th Tank Destroyer Battalion. In 1951, it was re-designated as the 138th Tank Battalion, and in June 1960 re-designated as the 138th Armor Battalion. The 138th Armor Battalion was inactivated and the colors were cased in June 1967.

The Indiana Military Academy was established in 1956 as an Officer Candidate School at Indianapolis. In December 1965, the Indiana Military Academy was moved to Camp Atterbury. After moving to Camp Atterbury, the curriculum was expanded to include Non-commissioned Officer Education Courses and Military Occupational Specialty Qualification Courses.

In 1996, the Indiana Military Academy was reorganized as part of The Army School System and given the designation as the 138th Regiment (Combat Arms). Restructured with a Headquarters and General Studies Battalion, the 138th Regiment was responsible for Combat Arms Training within a region consisting of six states: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Today, the 138th Regiment conducts Officer Candidate School, Warrant Officer Candidate School and Combat Arms Training for Soldiers not only from Indiana but throughout the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

The distinctive unit insignia (DUI) for the 138th Regiment symbolizes the service of the former organization, the 138th Armor Battalion. It is depicted by the golden leopard springing upon its prey, indicating the unit’s ability to move swiftly and silently while stalking its prey, then striking at the opportune moment with all the power and force at its command. It is felt that the leopard represents the animal most typical of this type of attack-powerful, silent, and swift, who by means of cunning as well as great strength is the greatest of all hunters. The eye of the leopard is emerald green, symbolic of its ability to see and hunt in the dark. Thus, the motto associated with the 138th Regiment is “Seek and Destroy.”


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Contacts and Location


Regimental Operations NCO

  • Office Main: 812-526-1499, Ext. 61364
  • Office: 812-526-1364
  • Fax: 812-526-1655
  • DSN: 312-718-2300, Ext. 61364

Regimental Operations Officer/SrFTUS

  • Office: 317-247-3300, Ext. 61177
  • Military Cell: 317-775-0845



138th Regional Training Institute
Camp Atterbury - Building 5
Edinburgh, IN 46124


The 138th Regiment (Combat Arms) conducts expert institutional training for Infantry Courses 11B10 MOSQ, 11B 2/3/4 and 11B30 Advanced Leader Course (ALC); Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS); Officer Candidate School (OCS); multiple functional area courses; marksmanship; and coordinates competitive teams in order to enhance the individual, leader and unit level readiness.

Student Guide

The Student Guide is designed to brief you on what to expect while attending the 138th Regiment (CA). Although your attendance is voluntary, your presence implies complete acceptance of the high standards of the 138th Regiment (CA).