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USAACE welcomes deputy to commanding general

Russell B. Hall, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker deputy to the commanding general, speaks during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 27. (Photo by Nathan Pfau)

Russell B. Hall, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker deputy to the commanding general, speaks during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 27. (Photo by Nathan Pfau)

Published: July 7, 2014

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (July 7, 2014) -- Fort Rucker welcomed a new deputy to the commanding general during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum June 27.

Russell B. Hall assumed responsibility during the ceremony and was welcomed to the installation by Brig. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, as well as many other members of the Fort Rucker community.

“There’s a lot of change going on here at Fort Rucker … and we’re here today to complete the biggest part of that change to our key and essential leaders by welcoming the Halls to our team,” said the general during the ceremony. “Russ and (his wife), Lexi, bring a wealth of experience to our team. Russ knows money, he knows community relations, he knows how to manage and develop our civilian workforce, he knows how to maximize the performance of large organizations and he’s passionate,” all qualities that Lundy believes are essential to his job as deputy to the commanding general.

Hall, who is a retired colonel, comes to Fort Rucker from his most recent assignment as the director of resources in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, where he was responsible for oversight, management and execution of requirements development for all installation management programs for Army installations.

His career as an Army leader spans nearly 40 years as both an active-duty Soldier and as a civilian employee, and past assignments include serving as the director of Installation Management Command for the Northeast Region, as well as facilitating the establishment of the IMCOM Europe Region.

“We’re glad to finally have you (and your wife) on board, and I’m fully confident that you’re going to find this to be the most rewarding assignment of your career,” said Lundy. “There’s no better place to live or serve, and I can tell you that these great communities that surround us are peerless in the support that they give.

“They truly love their Soldiers and DA civilians, and it shows every day,” he continued. “You’re going to find that the USAACE workforce, whether they’re in the Army Aviation Center of Excellence or all the other supporting agencies that we have … you’re going to find that they truly live our motto and are above the best.”

Hall thanked Lundy for the opportunity to bring his wealth of experience to Fort Rucker and said he’s excited at the prospect of working so closely with the community.

“Thank you for your trust and confidence in selecting me,” he said to the general. “It is truly an honor and privilege to serve, and to serve the great communities in the Wiregrass.

“I look forward to working very hard in the future,” continued Hall. “We are under some austere times as we make some budgetary changes, but that just means that leaders step up and make tough decisions, look forward and be forward thinking.”

This article was originally published at http://www.army.mil/article/129541/

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