Due to current events, OPFD personnel are teleworking and are unable to forward office phones to mobile numbers. We are still here to assist you but ask that you email us rather than call. Our email is usarmy.rucker.avncoe.mbx.atzq-cdf-p@mail.mil. We look forward to hearing from you.

Organization and Personnel Force Development develops Army Aviation organizational requirements, assesses existing force structures, identifies deficiencies and capability gaps and proposes solutions in the form of new or modified organizational designs. OPFD serves as the branch personnel developer responsible for Aviation Officer and Warrant Officer areas of concentration and Career Management Field 15 Enlisted Military Occupational Specialties in accordance with AR 600-3 (The Army Personnel Development System) and the eight Personnel Life Cycle Management Functions.

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Director, Organization and Personnel Force Development

Director, Organization and Personnel Force Development

Robert C. Doerer

On August 10, 2015, Robert C. Doerer assumed duties as the Director of the Organization and Personnel Force Development Directorate, United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker.

A son of an Army lieutenant colonel, Doerer grew up on military bases around the world, including Thailand, Africa, and Vietnam – where he was born. In 1981, he graduated from Satellite High School, Satellite Beach, Florida before attending the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated USMA in 1985 and... READ MORE

Deputy, Organization and Personnel Force Development

Deputy, Organization and Personnel Force Development

Lt. Col. Erika L. Salerno (Staton)

Lt. Col. Erika L. Salerno enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 1999 as a petroleum supply specialist (then 77F) attaining the rank of sergeant. She was commissioned in the Massachusetts Army National Guard through the Boston University ROTC program after earning her degree in marketing from Bentley College in May 2002. Salerno commissioned as an Aviation officer and completed an interstate transfer to the Arizona Army National Guard, 1-285th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion as the Charlie... READ MORE