Garrison Commander, USAG Fort Rucker
Col. Shannon T. Miller is a native of Georgia and began her military career as a Chemical Officer graduating in 1992 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. Her initial tour of duty was with 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where she served as the Battalion Chemical Officer, III/V Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer. While serving with this unit, she was selected to attend Flight School in 1994 and upon completion of Initial Entry Rotary Wing School, she officially branch transferred into the Aviation Branch. More
Deputy to the Garrison Commander, USAG Fort Rucker
Dr. Bev Joiner began her civil service career at Fort Rucker, Ala. in 1984. Shortly after being hired as a clerk typist, she was selected for the Education Specialist Intern Program. As an education specialist intern... More
Command Sgt. Maj., USAG Fort Rucker
Command Sgt. Maj. William D. Lohmeyer is a native of Louisville, Ky. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1991 as a 13B Cannon Crewmember. He completed One Station Unit... More
Welcome to the home of Army Aviation! Fort Rucker, Ala., is an excellent place to live and work. Fort Rucker covers about 63,100 acres of southeast Alabama countryside in an area known as the Wiregrass, named for a wild grass peculiar to the region. Much of the main post is in Dale County, with the remaining government-owned and leased acreage in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston Counties. Most of the countryside is rolling and wooded.
An abundance of lakes and streams and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico make this a fisherman’s paradise. Fort Rucker is about 80 miles south-southeast of Montgomery, the state capital. It is just 20 miles northwest of the city of Dothan, home of the National Peanut Festival. Fort Rucker is surrounded by the communities of Daleville, Enterprise, and Ozark, which have strong ties to the post.
Fort Rucker operates much like any hometown. After all, the post is virtually a small city. The Garrison Command oversees the services and support necessary for the daily operations of a city.
The Garrison Command is comprised of the following directorates: Family and MWR; Plans, Analysis and Integration; Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security; Public Safety and Provost Marshal; Public Works; and Resource Management. Other organizations that fall under the Garrison include: Aviation Center Chaplain, Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Public Affairs Office, and the Military Personnel Division and Adjutant General.
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