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. (P) Eric D. McElwain

Lt. Col. (P) Eric D. McElwain enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 1985 as an air traffic radar controller attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was commissioned in the Oklahoma Army National Guard through the East Central University ROTC program in December 1992. McElwain commissioned as an infantry officer and attended the Infantry Officers Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first assignment was TOW platoon leader for D/1-180th Infantry Regiment in Shawnee, Oklahoma. READ MORE