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Innovative Readiness Training


To provide mission-essential training for units and personnel of the Wyoming National Guard, while building strong partnerships with our neighbors at the local level, by applying military personnel to assist in worthy community needs.


Program Intent

Accomplish military readiness training

Build and strengthen partnerships

Leverage both military and civilian contributions to multiply value and cost savings

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Typical Projects

Combat Support/Combat Service Support


Public schools or parks

Vertical or horizontal construction

Medical service to under-served populations

Medical & engineering support to Native American tribes

Support to eligible law enforcement agencies

Eligible Organizations

Eligible federal, regional, state, or local Governmental entity (Non-DOD). Any other youth or charitable non-profit organization designated by Secretary of Defense.

Reference: 32 USC 508

Governing Authorities:

10 USC Section 2012

DoD Directive 1100.2

32 USC Section 508


All applications must be submitted through the IRT Portal, per National Guard Bureau guidance.

Apply Now

Click on link Apply Now to submit an application.

Once the Application is submitted contact IRT Coordinator to confirm it has been received.


IRT Coordinator

CW5 Douglas Drost

Office Phone: (307) 772-5981


IRT Request Procedures

Requirements: Project requests must be made from a responsible individual with authority from an eligible organization. The project must meet NEPA requirements, demonstrate the project is not reasonably available from a private-sector contractor, and meet legal requirements. Projects may be conducted using state funds; or federal funds, if approved, in conjunction with state funds. An After Action Report (AAR) is required to be submitted within 60 days of project completion.

Requests: IRT project requests may be submitted to the National Guard Bureau any time during the year. Supplemental federal requests must be received no later than November 20 of the FY preceding the FY of the proposed project. Please be aware – project requests could take up to 2 years for approval.

Apply: All applications must be submitted through the IRT portal, per NGB guidance. Click the Apply Now link to create an account and submit an application.

Approval Authority

State: Director, Army or Air National Guard

Federal: OASD/RA