Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Administration Save NJ Vets

Welcome Letter

Dear Visitor:

On behalf of Brig. Gen. Lisa J. Hou, D.O., The Adjutant General, and our entire team, welcome to the National Guard Training Center (NGTC).

The New Jersey National Guard first encamped here in the summer of 1885. From its earliest days, this installation supported training exercises, marksmanship competitions, and the mobilization of Soldiers for World War I and World War II. From 1891 to 1941, NGTC served as the summer residence and workplace of the Governors of New Jersey. Visitors to post have included United States Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Barack Obama, as well as aviators Amelia Earhart and Will Rogers.

Today, the 168 acre installation is home to the New Jersey National Guard’s 254th Regional Training Institute, Medical Command, Recruiting and Retention Command, 154th Water Purification Company, 63rd Army Band, Youth Challenge Academy, and the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey.

Law enforcement professionals are an essential component of NGTC’s daily operations. The New Jersey State Police, Department of Corrections, Department of Criminal Justice, and the Juvenile Justice Commission conduct their respective training academies, weapons qualifications, and continuing education courses on the post year round.

Thank you for your visit. This is a special place and I encourage you to responsibly enjoy our installation’s beach, museum, and the amenities of our neighboring communities.

Very respectfully,

MAJ (Ret.) Eric Sproesser
Acting Superintendent



Last Updated: 01/23/2023

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