Commanding General, USAACE and Fort Rucker
Brig. Gen. Mike Lundy was commissioned as an Aviation second lieutenant in 1987 from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. After completing the Aviation Officers Basic Course, Basic Rotary Wing Training and the OH-58D transition, he was assigned to Task Force 23, 3rd Infantry Division in Giebelstadt, Germany, where he served as a company executive officer and target acquisition and reconnaissance platoon leader. 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. Eric C. Thom is a native of Lancaster, Calif. He entered the United States Army as a cannon crew-member (13B). He completed Basic Training and Advanced... 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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