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1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment

Commander, 1-11th AR

Lt. Col. Michael Hale

Commander, 1-11th AR

Lt. Col. Michael Hale was born in 1975 in western Indiana, growing up on his family’s farm in Parke County. He attended Purdue University where he was commissioned in December 1999 into the Armor Branch. He... More

Command Sgt. Maj., 1-11th AR

Command Sgt. Maj. David E. Barrett

Command Sgt. Maj., 1-11th AR

Command Sgt. Maj. David E. Barrett is a native of Norman, Oklahoma. He enlisted into the Army in October 1992 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina... More

"Squared Away"

1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment provides air traffic support to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence flight training mission and National Airspace System while simultaneously certifying assigned Air Traffic Control Soldiers to Army Control Tower Operator standards in order to support and sustain the Army Aviation community. This is accomplished through the management of 25 facilities at Fort Rucker and the surrounding community covering a training area of over 32,000 square miles of airspace.

1-11th also supports the Federal Airspace System through operations of an Army Radar Approach Control facility and two joint use municipal airports that provide southeast regional radar services for all air traffic up to 10,000 feet altitude and out to 100 nautical mile radius. Further support of the Federal Airspace System is provided at Troy and Andalusia Municipal Airports through the operation of Ground Control Approach Radars and navigational operation. The battalion continues to provide safe and expeditious air traffic services with administrative, logistical, operational support and navigational aid maintenance sustainment for long term aviation training support.

The battalion's motto is "Exempla Proponere" (To Set Forth Examples).


The 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment was constituted on August 21, 1965, in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 11th Aviation Battalion. It was activated on August 23, 1965, at Fort Benning, Ga. On December 1,1968, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Aviation Battalion. The Battalion was inactivated on September 16, 1987, in Germany and redesignated November 17, 1987, as the 11th Aviation Regiment, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System. The unit was then transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command with headquarters at Fort Rucker, Ala. The Battalion received credit for fifteen campaigns during Vietnam and received numerous decorations.

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