Commander, 2-13th AR
Lt. Col. Dan Isabell hails from Orange County, California. He is a distinguished military graduate from Tarleton State University located in Stephenville, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in history. Isabell began his military career on May 9, 1992, as a 16S MANPADS “Stinger” crewmember. Following basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he attended advance individual training at Fort Bliss, Texas, and was later assigned to 3-3 ADA (5ID) at Fort Polk, Louisiana. In 1994 he was reassigned to 2-5ADA (2AD) at Fort Hood, Texas, and deployed to Guantanamo Naval Base, Cuba, in support of Operation... More
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion Provisional was activated on April 19, 2006 during the transition of authority for Unmanned Aircraft Systems training from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. On June 14, 2011, UASTB was designated 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment with responsibility for the development and administration of five programs of instruction: Shadow UAS Repairer, Hunter UAS Repairer, UAS Operator Common Core, 1500 UAS Warrant Officer Technician, and UAS Unit Commander and Staff Officer Course.
The battalion operates the largest UAS training center in the world with over 125,000 square feet of training space, four hangars and three runways at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Each year, the battalion trains approximately 2,000 Soldiers, Marines and foreign military students.
A Company is comprised of Initial Entry Training and MOS-T Soldiers. The company is responsible for the health and welfare of the Soldiers and all other associated duties.
B Company conducts Shadow and Hunter UAS Operator training. Daily flight operations are performed out of Rugge-Hamilton and Pioneer Airfields.
C Company executes Gray Eagle UAS Operator and Repairer training. Daily flight operations are conducted out of Libby Army Airfield.
D Company serves as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company providing personnel, logistics, information technology, flight line maintenance and emergency medical support to the battalion.
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