139th Regional Training Institute

The 139th Regional Training Institute conducts TRADOC Army Component (MOSQ, ASI, OCS, NCOES) training across the entire Total Army School System (AC, ARNG, USAR) in order to produce “Relevant and Ready” Total Army Forces utilizing world class “Institute of Excellence” management and quality assured training, producing superior leaders throughout the Total Army Force.

Whether you decide to attend our NCOES, OCS, Combat Arms MOS training or Combat Medic training, come mentally and physically prepared to meet the challenge. We look forward to assisting you with obtaining the necessary skills to further your military career.

The 139th Regiment is an unsurpassed provider of world-class training. Our commitment to safety and force protection–both on-duty and off, is second to none.


The 139th Infantry Regiment claims history from three different states. The soldiers in the battalion during and after World War II claim that the 139th's history traces back to North Carolinian soldiers in the Confederate States Army, but the regiment was originally formed for service in World War I from Kansas and Missouri troops. On 1 October 1917, varying units of the 2nd Kansas, 3rd Kansas, and 4th Missouri Regiment joined together to create the 139th U.S. Infantry Regiment, and were attached to the 35th Infantry Division, the "Santa Fe" division.[1] The regiment arrived in England on 7 May 1918 and began training and transit for combat in France.[2] The regiment made its first combat action on 26 September 1918 in the Sommedieue sector. As part of the 70th Brigade, it attacked alongside the 140th Infantry Regiment. After taking their objectives here, the regiment advanced to the Argonne Sector and assaulted the German positions. By 1 October, the 139th was relived by elements of the 1st Infantry Division and they had suffered 65% casualties.[3] The regiment was deactivated on 8 May 1919 at Camp Funston, Kansas. The 139th was reactivated in 1940 for service in World War II, and fought in the Battle of Normandy, and in the Central Europe Campaign. In 1958, the 139th began its service at the NC RTI by training Officer Candidates. On 1 April 1959, the 3rd Battalion of the regiment was reflagged as the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron of the 252nd Armor Regiment, NC Army National Guard. As of 2012, the 139th Regiment has begun training Non-Commissioned Officers on artillery operations.


139th Regiment Units

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 139th Regiment

  • Operations Sergeant Major, 139th Regiment (984) 661-5146
  • HHD (984) 661-5149
  • Facilities and Billeting: (984) 661-5127 or (984) 661-5129

North Carolina Regional Training Institute

  • 1/139 Regiment (FA) - Field Artillery Training
  • 2/139 Regiment (OCS) - Officer Candidate School
    • Traditional M-Day OCS
    • Accelerated OCS
    • Pre-OCS
  • 3/139 Regiment (MED) - Medical MOS Training

Regional Training Site - Maintenance

(984) 661-1042

Detachment 4/HQ (DCARNG) - FORSCOM

(984) 661-5149

Camp Butner Training Center

(984) 661-7317

  • IWQ Ranges
  • CSW Ranges
  • Simulation
  • Land Nav and GP Ranges
  • ACFT Center of Excellence

136th Chaplains Detachment

(984) 661-5149




Col. Dana Tucker








Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Potts