Col. Jayson Altieri ( L) takes command.
Fort Rucker, Alabama – U.S. Army Colonel Jayson A. Altieri, a native of Roanoke, recently assumed command of the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence’s 110th Aviation Brigade at ceremonies held on 9 August 2013 at Fort Rucker’s Howze Field.
The 1500 Soldier Brigade received it new Commander as Colonel Altieri took the symbolic colours from outgoing Colonel Kevin J. Christensen and Command Sergeant Major John L. Chandler. Major General Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, was among the first to welcome the new team to Fort Rucker as well as say his farewells to the outgoing leaders. In the photo, Colonel Jayson A. Altieri (L), takes the 110th Aviation Brigade Colours from Major General Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general.
The 110th Aviation Brigade, which flies close to 500 aircraft daily, is responsible for training 1300 Army, Air Force, and international military aviators annually in the Department of Defences’ most complex aircraft like the AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, and UH-72 Lakota helicopters. Additionally, the brigade also responsible for five Army Airfields, 7 stage fields, and 83,000 square miles of training area.
Colonel Altieri began his military service in when he enlisted in the Army in 1984 and since then has served in many different positions regaining from an operational planner with the Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Camp Victory, Baghdad, during Operations Iraqi Freedom; to the deputy chief of staff for Strategic Plans, NATO Regional Command East in Bagram, Afghanistan. He is also a rated US Army Master Aviator with more than 2000 flight hours in the OH-58 Kiowa, UH-1 Iroquois, and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Altieri, a 1982 graduate of Northside High School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony C. Altieri of Fincastle, Virginia.
Story by 110th Aviation Brigade PAO – (334) 255-2607
Photo courtsey of Fort Rucker PAO