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Army Branch Brief

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Chris Croushore

on 17 April 2014

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Transcript of Army Branch Brief

Background
The Army Aviation Branch that we know today began primarily during the Vietnam War
The branch became official on 12 APR 1983, and Aviation Officer Basic and Advanced Courses began at the branch's HQ Fort Rucker in 1984

Overview/Officer Duties
Training
BOLC
8 weeks
Basic Officer Skills
Convoy Operations
Land Nav
Aviation Tactics
Mission
The mission of Army Aviation is to find, fix, and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver and to provide combat support and combat service support in coordinated operations as an integral member of the combined arms team fully integrated within joint operational framework.
Airframe Selection
Based on performance at BOLC, your PT Score, and Fight School
OML

Top candidate chooses
Aviation officers coordinate/lead operations using Army helicopters: OH-58 Kiowa, UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and the AH-64 Apache.
These operations can haul troops and carry supplies, as well as provide quick-strike and long-range target engagement.
SERE
Helicopter Overwater Survival Training
Initial Entry Rotary Wing
Army Branch Brief
Aviation

Ultramarine Blue and Golden Orange
CDT Croushore
16 APR 2014
Coordinate employment of aviation soldiers and aircraft at all levels
Command and control aviation platoons
Provide aviation coordination
Instruct aviation skills at service schools and combat training centers
Advanced Aviation School
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