Navigating the Winds of Change
President's Cockpit / By MG Jeff Schloesser, Ret.Summer is often a time of change in our Army, as families move and Soldiers report to new positions and new duty stations. Our Army Aviation leadership is no exception.
MG Dave Francis assumed command of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker on 17 June. Dave is no stranger to Fort Rucker, having served as the commanding general of the Combat Readiness Center and before that as deputy commander at Fort Rucker. We welcome him and his wife Jodie back!
In Huntsville, MG Todd Royar assumed command of AMCOM on 10 June after serving as the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) DCG-Support. Todd previously served at AMCOM as the chief of staff. Again, we welcome Todd and his wife Mary Lou back to Huntsville.
Another key member of the Army Aviation leadership, BG “Mac” Mike McCurry took over as the director, Army Aviation in the Army G3/5/7 office as the backfill to MG Francis on 17 June. Mac is very familiar with the Pentagon, where he served as chief, DAMO-FDV prior to becoming DCG at 2ID, ROK. It will be great for Army Aviation to have Mac back in the Pentagon!