The Air Traffic Services Command Open Link provides airspace and air traffic services support and expertise to Army warfighters, major commands and installations worldwide. ATSCOM ensures safety of operations, standardization, and controller/unit certification of Army air traffic control. It develops and provides functional area support and expertise to meet Army airspace and ATS requirements in joint combined environments, and national and international airspace.

ATSCOM provides ATS assistance to support major combat operations; deploys ATS subject matter experts to support warfighters, MACOMs and installations worldwide; deploys ATS maintenance response teams to major combat operations; executes the ATS quality assurance program for warfighters, MACOMs and installations worldwide; executes training and readiness oversight of ATS reserve component units; and executes support and sustainment operations of all air traffic systems and subsystems worldwide.

Commander, U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command

Commander, U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command

Col. Jason T. Cook

Col. Jason T. Cook was commissioned from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in 1997 as an Aviation officer. After flight school and the AH-64A Apache transition at Fort Rucker, Alabama, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as a platoon leader in B Co., 3-229th Aviation Regiment, and later as the 229th Aviation Regiment HHC XO. In 2001, Cook was assigned to the U.S. European Command J33 staff in Stuttgart, Germany, as an Army Aviation planner for the Balkans region. After the Aviation... READ MORE

Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Air Traffic Services  Command

Command Sgt. Major, U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command

Command Sgt. Maj. Caleb T. Baugh

Command Sgt. Maj. Caleb T. Baugh enlisted in the United States Army in July 1998 and graduated as a Field Artillery Surveyor (82C) from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Three years later, he re-classed to be a (15U) CH-47 Chinook Medium Helicopter Repairman, completing Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Baugh’s previous assignments include: 2-52 Aviation Regiment at Camp Humphreys, South Korea; 2-159th Aviation Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; 3-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment... READ MORE

Unit History

The genesis of the Air Traffic Services Command can be traced back to a 1956 Continental Army Command concept to develop, equip, field and train an air traffic control organization. As a result, the Army Aviation Operation Detachment was created to assist Army Aviation elements in combat and communications zones to enable Aviation units to operate at night and adverse weather conditions. During the Vietnam War, air traffic controllers proved their effectiveness by assisting the heretofore-small Aviation force, as war fighting techniques in Aviation evolved.

In 1986, ATS was reassigned to the newly established Aviation Branch and the USAATCA was moved from Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Fort Rucker, Ala. In 1995, the Aviation Branch Functional Area Analysis identified operational, training and maintenance challenges across the ATS mission area. As a result, Gen. Eric Shinseki, then the Army Vice Chief of Staff, approved the concept of a separate command for ATS.

On Aug. 28, 2003, Air Traffic Services Command was formally activated under Col. Don M. Adkins and Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny D. Hatten and officially relocated to Fort Rucker.

Air Traffic Services has a long and proud history. Always at the forefront ready to answer the nation’s call. Proclaiming a clear voice of freedom, wherever Army Aviators are called to serve…Calm, Expert, Professionals… Freedom’s Voice!