Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. William Gayler assumed duties as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama, April 6, 2016. Gayler is a Distinguished Military Graduate of North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. There he received a Bachelor of Business Administration and was commissioned as an Aviation Officer in 1988. He holds two master’s degrees, one in Military Arts and Sciences and one in National Security Strategy. Maj. Gen. Gayler is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the National War College. More
Deputy to the Commanding General, USAACE and Fort Rucker
William Kidd is currently assigned as the deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Alabama. In this capacity, he assesses and implements the commanding general’s strategic vision to integrate and align key organizational and program goals, priorities, and resourcing to successfully enable mission accomplishment. His strategic leadership responsibility is to access, analyze, acquire, and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the institution's mission. More
Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army National Guard, USAACE
Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Gowen is a 1986 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, where he was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corp. He subsequently served in a wide variety of command and staff positions as a traditional Guardsman, an Army Reservist and on active duty. More
Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Col. Bill Ryan was commissioned as an Aviation Officer in 1994 following graduation from the United States Military Academy. There he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He initially served in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an Attack Platoon Leader, Liaison Officer, and Battalion S1 in 2-101 Aviation Regiment (Eagle Warrior). He then served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence before returning to Fort Campbell and serving as a Brigade S1 and then commanding Alpha Company, 3-101 Aviation Regiment (Eagle Attack). More
Chief Warrant Officer of the Aviation Branch
Chief Warrant Officer Five Joseph Roland is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1986 and completed USMC Basic Training in April 1986 at Parris Island, South Carolina. CW5 Roland attended the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Basic Course and U.S. Army Helicopter Flight Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in 1992. He completed UH-60 pilot qualification and was appointed a WO1 in October, 1993. More
Command Sergeant Major of the Aviation Branch
Command Sgt. Maj. Brian N. Hauke was born in Trenton, Michigan, and raised in Orlando, Florida. He enlisted in the United States Army in June 1990 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, with Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. More
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