Welcome to the Strength Maintenance Training Battalion (SMTB) located at the Professional Education Center (PEC) in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The SMTB trains the Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Force encompassing recruiting, retention and attrition management. In addition to qualification training, the Strength Maintenance Training Battalion is the only active duty NCO academy in the Army National Guard.



Educate & develop world premier adaptive Strength Maintenance Professionals that generate and promote lifelong ambassadors for our nations Army.



          To be the Army National Guard's premier, accredited training institute by producing competent, 
          professional Leaders, woven into the fabric of our communities who are prepared to serve as force   
          multipliers for the 54 States and Territories through effective execution of the three tenets of the
         Strength Maintenance Philosophy ~ Recruiting, Retention, and Attrition Management.

LTC Brett A. Ferguson

Commander, SMTB

SGM Thomas K. Ferrara

Chief Instructor, SMTB