Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in May 1982, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant of armor. Highlights of Mangum's career include tours with 8th Army, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 2nd Infantry Division and 10th Mountain Division and two Joint tours. He has commanded at every level from platoon to senior commander of Fort Drum, N.Y. More
Deputy Commander/Assistant Commandant
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, Satellite Beach, Fla., before attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. In 1985, he graduated and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Aviation. More
Chief of Staff
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 he served as an aero scout platoon leader and detachment commander in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fulda, Germany. Deployments include Operation Provide Comfort and Positive Force. More
Director, Capability Development and Integration Directorate
Mr. Ellis Golson retired from active duty in August 2004, after 28 years of service. Immediately following retirement, he transitioned to civilian service as the Director of the Futures Integration Team, later designated the Capability Development and Integration Directorate responsible for all Aviation Capability Development in TRADOC. More
Chief Warrant Officer of the 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 Officer Flight Training in 1989 as an AH-1 Aviator. More
Command Sergeant Major of the Aviation Branch
Command Sgt. Maj. James H. Thomson, Jr. joined the United States Army from Portland, Maine as a CH-47 Helicopter Repairman (15U) in May 1987. He attended basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. and advanced individual training at Fort Eustis, Va. More
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