Region I staff conducted New Officer/State Director (NOSD) Training on April 15-18, 2015, at it’s Headquarters in North Chicago, IL. State Directors from Washington, DC, Maryland, Michigan, and New York and thirteen officers from Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York City, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin participated in the training. Ms. Violet Moses from National Headquarters and Mr. Bernard Ben-Carew from the Data Management Center were also in attendance. The instructors, LTC Peter Everett (IL 1-2), LTC Drew Techner (PA 1-14), and MAJ Timothy Krause (1WI) did an outstanding job and ensured all were properly trained. The training included the Professional Development Course (PDC), which details State Director and RSM mobilization responsibilities. Students learned their vital activation roles using participative exercises, classroom lectures and skill training activities. A certification examination was administered to RSMs completing the PDC to validate their comprehension and knowledge of the training materials presented.
*Edited on Nov 3, 2020: Reserve Force Officers (RFOs) are now referred to as Reserve Service Members (RSMs).