Army Aviation Association of America logo
phone supporting
home mail phone armyaviation.com
16summit buttons ph1 a
16summit buttons ph1 b

SUMMIT WEEKLY MESSAGE

Download 16SUMMIT
mobile app 267

HOF 260 230
 
concert phone button2
 
scholarcorner
 
Scholarship donate 260 70
 
hofcorner
  • Current News...
  • Network
  • Recognition
  • Voice
  • Support
Current Network Recognition Voice and Support News

AAAA Provides Networking Opportunities

  • 2016 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit - 4/28-30
    * Networking Exhibit Center - Over 300 Army & Industry Exhibitors on the Floor!
    * Over 9000 Attendees Each Year
    * Warriors To the Workforce Hiring Event taking place for transitioning Army Aviation Soldiers
    * Visit the AAAA Community Booth!
h recognition2

AAAA Recognizes Excellence

The 2016 Summit will recognize...
♦ 15 Outstanding Army Aviation Individuals and Units
   - Press Release 2015 CY National Awards
♦ 3 New Members of the Army Aviation Hall of Fame will be Inducted
   * CW5 Edmund W. Hubard, III | * COL Harvey E. Stewart | * GEN James D. Thurman

voice

AAAA is Your Voice

At the 2016 Summit…
♦ Join thousands in the General Sessions to hear Leadership messages
♦ Stop by the AAAA Community Booth and let us know how we can make your membership experience even better!
♦ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter #16SUMMIT and LinkedIN
Army Aviation Congressional Caucus; The Military Coalition ; Senior Associates;
Check out ARMYAVIATIONmagazine.com

Supporting the soldier and family

AAAA Supports the U.S. Army Aviation Soldier and Family

Army Aviation Hall of Fame 2008 Induction

Retired GEN Bryan D. "Doug" Brown pioneered Army special operations aviation from its inception to present day. He began his long association with what would become the famed "Night Stalkers" in June 1978, serving with the 158th Avn. Bn. at Fort Campbell, Ky., then known as Task Force 158 - a "plank holder" for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR). He was there from the beginning, participating in the planning and rehearsals for Operation Credible Sport (aka Honey Badger), the second rescue attempt for American hostages held in Iran. He was the primary visionary during its infancy and evolution; having commanded special operations aviation in combat at the company, battalion and regimental levels. Enlisting as an Infantry private in 1967, GEN Brown went on to complete Special Forces training - becoming a qualified "Green Beret" - and serving on an operational detachment with the 7th Special Forces Group. He obtained a Field Artillery officer commission from the Officer Candidate School in 1970 and earned his pilot's wings from the rotary wing aviator course in 1971, later re-branching to newly established Aviation branch in 1983. During his distinguished 40-year career, he was involved in combat operations in Vietnam, Grenada, Kuwait and Iraq, and many other classified operations. He has commanded the 160th SOAR; the Joint Special Operations Command, and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The first member of the Aviation branch to be promoted to the rank of four-star general, his leadership and contributions to Army aviation and to special operations aviation are infinite in number and incredible in variety; to include the evolution of the UH-60 Direct Action Penetrator aircraft and the "Silver Bullet" package. In his final assignment as commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, he was the lead combatant commander for synchronizing the Global War on Terrorism, with responsibility for organizing, training and equipping all of our nation's special operations forces. General Doug Brown retired in September 2007, but throughout his career he has the driving force that molded special operations aviation into what is unarguably the most capable aviation fighting force in the world today.