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 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
Col. Tom Drew enlisted in the Army in 1982 and graduated from flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, on September 13, 1983. During his initial tours he served as both an AH-1 Cobra and AH-64 Apache instructor pilot. He completed Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned an Aviation Officer in 1989. More
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence
Col. Robert T. Ault is a Distinguished Military Graduate from California State University San Bernardino, California, where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Aviation in 1989. Ault was first assigned to 1-6 Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas, as a Scout Platoon Leader and Support Platoon Leader. In 1994, following the Aviation Officers Advanced Course, he served as the Airfield Commander for Camps Page, Long and Eagle in the Republic of Korea. 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. Gregory M. Chambers is a native of Yakima, Washington. He entered the United States Army on November 2, 1987, and attended Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. More
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