assumed command of the U.S. Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker
...Sinclair has served as the deputy commanding general of USAAVNC and Fort Rucker since July.
"There is a no more tactically and technically proficient aviator than (Brig. Gen.) E.J. Sinclair
to train adaptive and versatile leaders and aviation Soldiers," Curran said.
Gen.) E.J. Sinclair
didn't have to travel very far to assume command of this great installation - a well deserved command and one that he
is ready for."Sinclair is the right leader for Fort Rucker and Army aviation, Byrnes said, noting that Sinclair is a seasoned aviator with recent combat experience in Iraq.Sinclair is the right leader for Fort Rucker and Army aviation, Byrnes said, noting that Sinclair is a seasoned aviator with recent combat experience in Iraq.
"He stands ready, and I vouch for his capabilities and his competencies to lead Fort Rucker
and Army aviation into the future," Byrnes said, welcoming Sinclair
and Susan to the TRADOC
is focused on transforming the aviation branch so that it may remain relevant in the Army's future force.
"... Army aviation will undergo several changes in the near future - changes that are going to allow us to be more responsive and maximize our capabilities as an integral part of the combined arms team in a joint fight," Sinclair
said."All of us must embrace these changes and work together to shape Army aviation of tomorrow.And I am truly honored to be a part of the (leadership team who) will implement those changes."Sinclair and Susan have two children - Travis, a student at Auburn University and Amy, a student at the University of Central Florida.Sinclair is a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, the Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies and the National War College.He holds masters degrees in military arts and sciences and national security strategy.
Some of his
awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal and the Air Medal.Sinclair
most recently deployed to Iraq in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom as the assistant division commander of the 101st Abn