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. Tom O’Connor graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1994 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Aviation branch. His operational assignments include 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; 25th Aviation Brigade, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii; 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. 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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