Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker
Maj. Gen. Mike Lundy was commissioned as an Aviation second lieutenant in 1987 from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La. After completing the Aviation Officers Basic Course, Basic Rotary Wing Training and the OH-58D transition, he was assigned to Task Force 23, 3rd Infantry Division in Giebelstadt, Germany, where he served as a company executive officer and target acquisition and reconnaissance platoon leader. More
Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence
Selected to the Senior Executive Service in September 2001, Mr. Russell B. Hall is currently assigned as the Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, Ala. In this capacity, Hall 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. More
Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence
Col. David Francis is a native of Pennsylvania and received his commission from Gannon University, Erie, Pa. Francis has served in a series of command and staff positions. After graduation from Aviation Officer Basic Course and flight school, he served as an assault helicopter platoon leader and infantry liaison officer in the 2d Battalion (Assault), 2d Infantry Division, Camp Stanley, Korea, from 1990-1991. He then completed the Aviation Officer Advanced Course and proceeded to Fort Bragg, N.C. More
Chief of Staff
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
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. Eric C. Thom is a native of Lancaster, Calif. He entered the United States Army as a cannon crew-member (13B). He completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Okla., as part of a cohort unit which was then stationed at Fort Ord, Calif. Two years later, Thom re-enlisted as an air traffic controller. More
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