The 298th Regiment, Multi-Functional Training Unit (MFTU), Regional Training Institute (RTI) is commanded by COL Suzanne P. Vares-Lum. The regimental headquarters and the 1st and 2nd battalions are located at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The Ordnance Training Company is located at the Regional Training Site Maintenance (RTSM) facilities in Pearl City, Hawaii.
The regiment is an extension of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Army School System. The RTI is accredited by various agencies, including TRADOC, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, active duty proponent schools for the various military occupational specialties, and the U.S. Army Ordnance Center.
"The Hawaii National Guard's premier training institute of excellence known for its professional leaders who inspire Soldiers to meet the highest standards with realistic and relevant training."
The 298th Regiment MFTU (RTI) trains Soldiers and leaders of the U.S. Army National Guard, Active Duty and Reserve Component to the standards set forth by the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), provides them with the resources and knowledge to train to standards and lead effectively in all circumstances, and provides specific MOS qualifying material and engagement scenarios to support the Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) and Department of Defense (DOD) Unified Land Operations.
To provide excellent Army instruction to develop Soldiers and leaders who are fully prepared to respond to Unified Land Operations, Homeland Security missions, and domestic operations. The 298th Regiment instructors, cadre, and staff will ensure all TRADOC training accreditation standards are met.