Current Army Directives
Current Army Directives for Conference Attendance
The latest guidance from the Secretary of the Army’s office, dated 17 Oct, suspends military/government attendance at all Non-Federal Entity (NFE) events, unless a waiver is submitted. This does not include those local personnel that can attend at zero cost to the government.
Further guidance is expected out of the Secretary’s Office by 31 Dec 2012. Until then AAAA continues to work with all our military, government and industry partners to ensure our events meet each directive that is issued from OSD and refined by the Secretary of the Army. This includes Army directive 2011-20, dated 14 Oct 2011 requiring sponsored NFE events at execution fall below the "majority" DA speaker threshold.
At this time all events scheduled by AAAA are still on and we look forward facilitating the exchanging of ideas and dissemination of information pertinent to Army Aviation at each of our events.
|LTG John Mark Curran|
Army Aviation Hall of Fame 2012 Induction - Nashville, TN
Lieutenant General John Mark Curran
Lieutenant General Mark Curran distinguished himself and Army Aviation by exceptionally meritorious service to the United States Army, through over 33 years of service as a gifted leader and warrior.
Commanding at all levels, he served as an instructor pilot and branch chief of the Aero Scout Branch, and played a key staff role in the formulation of the Aviation Branch and its inaugural officer basic and advanced courses. While commanding 3rd Bn., 101st Avn. Regt., 101st Abn. Div. during Operation Desert Shield and Storm, the battalion attacked and assisted in the capture of two Iraqi infantry battalions. He later served in leadership positions for Operation Joint Endeavor in Hungary and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Operation Joint Guard and Task Force Eagle in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
His leadership and experience were recognized by the Army leadership in his selection as the first Deputy Commanding General-Futures for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Ft. Monroe, Virginia, and director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. He was responsible for bringing concepts and requirements together into meaningful warfighting strategies for the future of the Army. He oversaw the transformation of the Army’s combat formations into the modular, joint enabled, full spectrum force. These new formations performed superbly during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, validating the design work he empowered.
He also served as the Army Aviation Branch Chief, and commander of the U.S. Army Aviation Center and School at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Under his leadership, a dynamic new program was initiated, Flight School XXI, which resulted in aviators graduating flight school with more proficiency in flying tasks and trained to a higher standard. This was the first effort to modernize flight school since the Vietnam War. His vision and vast aviation experience enabled the transformation of Army Aviation during a time of war.
Throughout his work in changing the Army and Army Aviation, he maintained a focus on Aviation Soldiers and their families. These changes are his legacy. His leadership and drive for excellence have been documented by numerous awards, decorations, and badges that he earned throughout his distinguished career. His contributions to Army Aviation and its future will shape Army Aviation dominance for decades to come.
Upcoming Chapter Events
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14 - Wright Brothers Meeting
15 - Magnolia Meeting
21 - Jack H. Dibrell Meeting
22 - Lindbergh Fly-In Picnic
25 - Colonial Virginia Scholarship Lunch
26 - MacArthur Meeting
27 - Aviation Center Meeting
27 - Old Tucson Meeting
28 - Corpus Christi Social
28 - Mid-Atlantic Final Friday
28 - Northern Lights Meeting
28 - Washington-Potomac Final Friday
11 Oct - Tarheel Golf Tournament
27 Oct - Michigan Great Lakes
Tim Gordon Memorial 10 Miler and 5K
16 Nov - Washington-Potomac Dining Out