USAACE Headquarters, Building 101

The U.S Army Aviation Center of Excellence headquarters staff analyzes, assesses, provides staff management oversight and recommends for decision all activities affecting Army Aviation policy, command guidance and the development, implementation and execution of processes to support the command in meeting its mission.

The staff facilitates the coordination and dissemination of Army Aviation operational concepts, plans, doctrine and training to the Combined Army Center, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Deputy Commanding General for Initial Military Training, and the TRADOC Headquarters.

The staff also supports USAACE subordinate units in executing command initiatives to include aviation officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer and enlisted training, leader development and education, aviation force development and the development and integration of Army Aviation capabilities.


Professionally developed and modernized aviation force focused on generating Combined Arms Teams and Maneuver options for the Combatant Commander to compete and win in Large Scale Combat Operations.

USAACE Mission

USAACE develops leaders and drives change by producing agile and adaptive Army Aviation professionals, while managing the Aviation Enterprise, and integrating aviation capabilities and requirements across the warfighting functions, enabling commanders and Soldiers on the ground to fight and win.

Key Tasks

  • Invest in our Soldiers and families, they are our number one priority.
  • Leader development through adaptive PME and flight/maintenance training to cultivate agile leaders and Soldiers for complex environments.
  • Driving change by modernizing the force and setting the conditions to be Multi-Domain Operations capable by 2028.
  • Continue to develop and enhance doctrine to fight and win in Large Scale Combat Operations.
  • Develop and train a sustainment capability to maximize combat power in expeditionary/austere environments.
  • Maximize readiness by mastering the fundamentals of Combined Arms Maneuver.
  • Maintain flexibility to meet CCDR emerging requirements.

USAACE Priorities

Leader Development

  • Develop combat aviation leaders
  • Professional military education
  • Increase rigor in initial entry training
  • Relevant doctrine reviews and updates
  • Project Athena
  • Talent management
  • Diversity and inclusion awareness
  • Instructor pilots (Project Warrior)
  • AIT complex
  • Army Combat Fitness Test
  • Engagement/outreach opportunities
  • Training areas, classrooms and ranges

Drive Change

  • Modernize the Force:

Reach: FARA, FLRAA, and Improved Turbine Engine Program

Protection: Aircraft Survivability Equipment, Training Support Packages, and Emergency Response Methodology

Lethality: Long Range Precision Munitions, Lightweight Precision Munitions, and FUAS/ALE

Sustainment: Modular Open Systems Approaches, expeditionary, austere, conditions-based maintenance+

  • DOTMLPF-P synchronization for the fielded and future force
  • Future Vertical Lift integration
  • Reform the Aviation Professional Career Model
  • Funding