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Colonel Robert T. Ault

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence

Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence

Col. Robert T. Ault is a Distinguished Military Graduate from California State University San Bernardino, California, where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Aviation in 1989.

Ault was first assigned to 1-6 Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas, as a Scout Platoon Leader and Support Platoon Leader. In 1994, following the Aviation Officers Advanced Course, he served as the Airfield Commander for Camps Page, Long and Eagle in the Republic of Korea. He was then assigned to 2nd Battalion (Assault), 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as the Battalion S4, the 504th Infantry Regimental Aviation Officer and Company Commander for C Co 2-82 Assault. Next, Ault was assigned to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, where he served as a Company and Battalion level trainer.

After attending the Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), Ault was assigned as the Chief of Plans for the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In 2003, he was assigned as the Chief of Plans for CJTF-76 Afghanistan and later as Task Force Diamondhead S3 in Kandahar. In 2005, he served as the 2-25 Executive Officer and later as the Assistant G3 for the 25th ID during the unit’s deployment to MND-NORTH Iraq. In 2006, he served as the Diyala Operations Command Military Transition Team Chief in Baqubah, Iraq.

In 2008, Ault assumed command of 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd ID, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia. The unit deployed to RC-EAST Afghanistan as a multi-aircraft, multi-national Air-Ground Security Task Force.

Upon redeployment, Ault was assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command where he served as the Deputy Director of Army Aviation. In 2013, he assumed command of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Fort Carson, Colorado. After Brigade Command, Ault was assigned as the Director of Training and Doctrine for the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Ala. Ault is currently serving as the Chief of Staff, USAACE, Fort Rucker.

Ault is a graduate of: the National War College, the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), CGSC, the Jumpmaster Course, the Cavalry Leaders Course and the Aeroscout Course. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from CSUSB, a master’s degree in International Relations from Webster University, a master’s degree in Military Art and Science from the USACGSC and a master’s degree in National Securities Studies from the National War College.

Ault’s awards include; the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, The Joint Meritorious Service Medal, The Army Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with numeral 4 device, Combat Action Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He is qualified in the UH-1 Huey, OH-58C Kiowa, UH-60A/L Blackhawk and the AH-64A/D Apache helicopters.

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