Commanding General, USAACE and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in May 1982, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant of armor. Highlights of Mangum's career include tours with 8th Army, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 2nd Infantry Division and 10th Mountain Division and two Joint tours. He has commanded at every level from platoon to senior commander of Fort Drum, N.Y. More
Deputy Commander, USAACE
A son of an Army lieutenant colonel, Doerer grew up on military bases around the world, including Thailand, Africa, and Vietnam – where he was born. In 1981, he graduated from Satellite High School... More
Chief of Staff, USAACE
Col. T.J. Jamison received his commission from Marion Military Institute in 1985 followed by a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. Upon completion of the Aviation Officer Basic Course... More
Chief Warrant Officer, Aviation Branch
Chief Warrant Officer Five Allen R. Godfrey entered the Army in 1987 and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He graduate Warrant Officer Candidate School and Warrant... More
Command Sgt. Maj., Aviation Branch
Command Sgt. Maj. James H. Thomson, Jr. joined the United States Army from Portland, Maine as a CH-47 helicopter repairman (15U) in May 1987. He attended basic training at Fort... More
Fort Rucker, named U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence in 2008, serves as the headquarters for Army Aviation. While the garrison command manages the daily operations of the Fort Rucker community, the Aviation Branch Headquarters develops, coordinates and deploys Aviation operations, training and doctrine. The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence also hosts various Army tenant organizations.
The U.S Army Aviation Center of Excellence headquarters staff analyzes, assesses, provides staff management oversight and recommends for decision all activities affecting Army Aviation policy, command guidance and the development, implementation and execution of processes to support the command in meeting its mission.
The staff facilitates the coordination and dissemination of Army Aviation operational concepts, plans, doctrine and training to the Combined Army Center, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training, and the TRADOC Headquarters.
The staff also supports USAACE subordinate units in executing command initiatives to include Aviation office, Warrant Officer, NCO and enlisted training, leader development and education, Aviation Force Development and the development and integration of Army Aviation capabilities.
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