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Evaluation and Standardization

Director, DES

Lt. Col. Jeffery J. Bragg

Director, DES

Lt. Col. Jeffery J. Bragg enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard in 1994 as an M1A1 Armor Crewman (19K), and served concurrently as an enlisted guardsman while attending North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia, attaining the rank of Sergeant/E5. Bragg graduated in 1998 as a Distinguished Military Graduate and received his commission as a second lieutenant in Aviation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. Following Flight School and the Officer Basic Course, Bragg was assigned to 1-101st Aviation Regiment “Expect No Mercy” at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he... More

The Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization is a Department of the Army Field Operating Agency that ensures standardization of Army Aviation operations worldwide. DES has shifted focus towards assisting and enabling warfighting Aviation commanders in standardized operations.

DES emphasizes four broad tasks:

  • Assisting Warfighting Commanders DES flight divisions execute Aviation standardization, mission, and training assistance to Aviation units worldwide to provide war fighting commanders with relevant tools, tactics, techniques, and procedures for combat Aviation operations.
  • Standardization Instructor Pilots Brings immediate and relevant information to requesting deploying units to assist with Aviation training and operations.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization As the UAS increases in mobilization and presence, DES develops standardization and oversees the implementation of UAS as an Army Aviation asset. DES emphasizes airspace integration and operator training, as well as developing aircrew training guidance for this new facet of Army Aviation.
  • Aviation Collaboration DES integrates subject matter personnel into many other USAACE functions, from combat developments, simulation, doctrine and training and futures.

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