Garrison Commander, USAG Fort Rucker
Col. Stuart McRae began his military career as a Military Intelligence officer graduating in 1987 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Montana State University – Billings. His first assignment was in the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served as a platoon leader, battalion maintenance officer, and assistant S3. In 1990, he branch transferred to Aviation and following, attended the Fixed Wing, Multi-Engine Course. More
Deputy Garrison Commander, USAG Fort Rucker
Mr. Justin Mitchell arrived at Fort Rucker in August 2009 after graduating from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Prior to attending the Senior Service College, Mitchell was the Deputy to the... More
Command Sgt. Maj., USAG Fort Rucker
Command Sgt. Maj. Buford E. Noland was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and was raised on several Air Force Bases throughout our country. In 1985 he joined the United States Army... 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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