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 21 facilities at Fort Novosel and the surrounding community covering a training area of over 32,000 square miles of airspace.
The battalion continues to provide safe, orderly 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.
Commander, 1-11th Aviation Regiment
Lt. Col. April Kearney is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC Program and entered the United States Army on October 23, 2003. Kearney’s assignments include XO, D Co., 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade; platoon leader, B Co., 2nd Battalion, 10th CAB; Warrior Transition Battalion S3, 10th ID; commander, D Co., 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, which re-flagged to D Co., 1-229th Aviation Regiment; commander, D Co., 4th Battalion, 3rd CAB. Following this command... READ MORE
Command Sgt. Major, 1-11th Aviation Regiment
Command Sgt. Maj. Ramon L. Cases Torres is native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 2000 as a 15P flight operations specialist. He attended language training at the Defense Language Institute, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and advance individual training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Cases Torres has served in every leadership position from section sergeant to command sergeant major. His stateside assignments include 1/17 Cavalry Regiment... READ MORE