The 426th Regiment (RTI) Regional Training Institute is the Wisconsin National Guard's educational institution, providing a professional learning environment, quality instruction and training support. Through the Wisconsin Military Academy, housed at Fort McCoy, the 426th trains future leaders through its Officers Candidate School and Warrant Officer Candidate School. It also provides technical education for the basic field artillery Military Occupational Specialty qualifications and field artillery noncommissioned officer education system, as well as truck driving, combat lifesaving and other courses. The 426th has an assigned strength of more than 115 Soldiers.

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426th Regiment (RTI) Regional Training Institute

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment - Fort McCoy
  • Training Site Command - Fort McCoy
  • 1st Battalion, 426th Regiment (Field Artillery) - Fort McCoy
  • 2nd Battalion, 426th Regiment (Modular Training) - Fort McCoy

426th Regiment - Heraldry
426th Regiment

Wisconsin Military Academy

Mission, Vision and Values
For nearly 40 years the Wisconsin Military Academy has been the standard bearer of excellence in Army education. Today the 426th Regiment (RTI) Regional Training Institute teaches a wide variety of courses designed to develop the leaders of tomorrow's National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. Our staff is guided by the following mission, vision and values.
The mission of the 426th Regiment (RTI) Regional Training Institute is to provide a professional learning environment, quality instruction and training support for the military and public service community while meeting state and federal missions.
Our vision is to increase our volume of diverse training and expand our capacity of courses setting the stage for future technological innovations and facility construction, distancing the 426th Regiment (RTI) Regional Training Institute from potential competitors and maintaining ourselves as one of the premier training institutes in the U.S. Army.

In addition to the Army values and the Soldier’s Creed, the 426th Regiment (RTI) Regional Training Institute embraces the following values:

  • Customer Focused Service – Able to meet or exceed the customers’ needs
  • Committed to Excellence – To meet or exceed the Army standard
  • Personal Readiness – Minuteman Philosophy – being ready to answer the call
  • Soldier growth and caring – Taking care of all Soldiers and providing an environment of mentoring and professional development
  • Safety First – Ensuring we have safe operating environments
  • Family and Employer Commitment – Committed to supporting family and employer needs
  • Willingness to embrace change – Flexibility to adapt to individual situations
  • Positive incremental improvement – Look for opportunities to improve in everything we do

Facility Information

The Wisconsin Military Academy, located at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, is a facility that will provide for your training, conference, dining and lodging needs all under one roof. This 133,000 square foot facility, situated on twenty-seven acres, is located just nine miles west of Interstate 94 on State Highway 21 just inside gate 15, Fort McCoy.

Classroom Information
Our classrooms are re-configurable (tables and chairs) and vary in size from 16 person to 48 person classrooms. Each classroom has a computer kiosk with a desktop computer and disc drive, it also has connections for digital video display to the kiosk monitor and large digital display in the classroom. Other classroom amenities are large dry erase whiteboards and limited data ports for WIARNG Network access. The entire facility has commercial Wi-Fi.
Dailey Hall
The Wisconsin Military Academy's Dailey Hall can facilitate groups up to 500 when set as an auditorium (just chairs) or 300 as a classroom (tables and chairs) in its premier multipurpose room and also has stage available. 
Dailey hall also has the ability to be split into 8 separate classrooms. Each room has the same capabilities as any other classroom in the facility.

Dining Facility Information
Our streamlined dining facility seats 200 and can serve 500 meals per hour, three times a day. Offerings may consist of cafeteria style main courses and a short-order line for lunch and dinner. Options include salad bar, beverage selections, and dessert tables. Dining facility operations are a government contracted civilian service. Alternate dining information and local restaurant guides are available at the front desk.
Lodging Information
Single occupancy rooms (North Wing) are furnished with single beds, desk-bookcase unit, wardrobe, refrigerator, and sink with vanity. Each room shares a lavatory/shower with the adjoining room. Bed and bath linens are provided and rooms are serviced daily.

Double occupancy rooms (West Wing) are furnished with two single beds, two study desks, and two wardrobes. Each floor is provided with at shared central lavatory/shower room. Bed linens only are provided and rooms are serviced weekly.

Washers and dryers are available on each lodging floor at no cost to registered customers (must use/bring own detergent and softener). Vending machines, microwaves, and pizza ovens are available in lodging and break areas.
Comfortable television lounges are located in all lodging areas and the break room. Onsite is a sheltered picnic area (Pavilion and Gazebo) complete with barbeque grill, horseshoe pits, and lighted volleyball court. We offer many recreational loan items. Campfire rings are available during certain seasons throughout the year. Easy access to all services that Fort McCoy offers such as Rumpel Fitness Center, McCoy's Club, PX, Auto Craft Shop, etc. Local attractions and recreational areas are within a short drive, roughly 10 miles to Sparta and Tomah, and 45 minutes to the La Crosse area.


Officer Candidate School Enrollment Form WordT
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