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 office, Warrant Officer, NCO and enlisted training, leader development and education, Aviation Force Development and the development and integration of Army Aviation capabilities.


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

USAACE Mission

USAACE trains, educates, and develops agile and adaptive Army Aviation leaders, manages the Aviation Enterprise, and integrates aviation capabilities and requirements across the warfighting functions to enable commanders and Soldiers on the ground to fight and win.

Why an Aviation Branch and USAACE?

The Aviation Branch is relentlessly focused on and dedicated to honoring a sacred trust with commanders and Soldiers on the ground. USAACE delivers Army Aviation professionals and indispensable Aviation capabilities to support commanders and Soldiers on the ground.

USAACE Scope and Scale

The Fort Rucker team is made up of 36 organizations. These organizations are multi-command, multi-service (Active Duty, Reserve Component and National Guard), and multi-missioned (military, civilian and contractor). To carry out our missions, Fort Rucker supports a daytime population of about 15,700, including over 5,000 people in uniform, over 7,000 civilian and contract employees and over 3,600 Family members on post.

Fort Rucker's training area and airspace and land availability encompasses 27 counties in three states. Flight training is spread across five basefields, one forward arming fuel point, 17 stagefields and 89 remote training sites.

Aviation Branch Mission

The mission of Army Aviation is to find, fix and destroy any enemy through fire and maneuver and to provide combat support and combat service support in coordinated operations as an integral member of the combined arms team fully integrated within joint operational framework.