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Col. Richard Ryan Coyle was commissioned in June 1995, after graduating from the United States Military Academy. Upon graduation from the Aviation Officer Basic Course and OH-58D aircraft qualification course, Coyle was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, from 1997 until 2000. During this period, he served as a platoon leader, flight operations officer, assistant S3, and squadron battle captain in the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment. He deployed to Bosnia from September of 1998 to August 1999 in support of Operation Joint Forge, serving as a 4th Aviation Brigade 1st Cavalry Division battle captain and as an aviation liaison officer. More
TRADOC Capability Manager for Aviation Brigades consists of four divisions: Aviation Sustainment Division, Aviation Mission Command and Interoperability, Tactical Air Traffic Services Division, Aircraft Systems Division, Aircrew Integrated Systems Division, and Aviation Survivability Development and Tactics (ASDAT) Team.
TCM-AB represents the Commanding General, TRADOC and reports to the Director, Capability Development and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. TCM-AB is TRADOC's centralized manager for user activities, using the integrating framework of the Army warfighting challenges for key commodity areas of Army Aviation: aviation survivability, aircrew integrated systems, tactical air traffic services, aviation sustainment, and aviation mission command and interoperability.
TCM-AB leads the Aviation enterprise in capability development of the Global Combat Support System-Army. TCM-AB coordinates and synchronizes development of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy solutions in support of Army Aviation to ensure success on the battlefield.
TCM-AB is responsible for duties outlined in TRADOC Regulation 71-12, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capability Management; TR 71-20, Concept Development, Capabilities Determination, and Capabilities Integration; and the enclosed Annex. TCM AB coordinates with Army Aviation units, applicable capability and materiel developers, and test agencies, TRADOC Centers of Excellence, the Army Capabilities Integration Center, TRADOC, and Army staff to accomplish these duties.
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