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Commander, 1-212th AR
Lt. Col. Greg Gabel grew up on a farm in Huntley, Montana. He attended Kansas State University and upon graduation in 2001 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Branch of the U.S. Army. He attended... More
Command Sgt. Maj., 1-212th AR
Command Sgt. Maj. James “Jay” Coquat, a native of South Texas, enlisted in the Army in 1998 as a Medium Helicopter Repairer (67U). He completed Basic Combat... More
1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment operates Lowe and Shell Army Heliports. The battalion is tasked to train Initial Entry Rotary Wing Students in UH-60, OH-58C, and UH-72 helicopters. This training includes basic war fighter skill, basic combat skills, and night/night vision goggle qualification.
1-212th also conducts aircraft qualification, instructor pilot and maintenance test pilot training in the UH-60A/L/M, as well as qualifications and instructor pilot training in the OH-58C, and UH-72 for aviation units Army-Wide. The Battalion also conducts the Army's only UH-60 non-rated Crewmember Standard Instruction. As an extension of the State Department's Security Assistance Programs, the Battalion provides professional aviation and leadership education and training at the graduate and undergraduate level to eligible military, law enforcement and civilian personnel of partner nations world-wide.
The battalion's motto is "Wings of freedom."
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