Col. Erskine R. Bentley II was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham ROTC program in 1989. His military education includes the Aviation Officer Basic Course, the Aviation Officer Advanced Course and the Combined Arms Staff School, Command and General Staff College. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and dual master’s degrees in Aviation Operations and Aviation Safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. More
TRADOC Capability Manager for FVL performs as the Joint Service Lead and Army’s centralized manager for all combat development activities associated with future aviation platforms and platform-unique mission equipment, propulsion systems and weapons systems. Monitors organizational issues for units employing lift capabilities and implement or recommend corrective action. Acts as user advocate and counterpart to project/product managers.
TCM-FVL is responsible for duties as outlined in TRADOC Regulation 71-12, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capability Management, 3 October 2012. Assisted by appropriate proponents, ensures associated deliverables are developed along timelines to meet Army milestones.
TCM-FVL manages all facets of user activities, but ultimately ensures all domains of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities are synchronized with the fielding of assigned capabilities.
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