110th Aviation Brigade (United States)

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110th Aviation Brigade
110th Aviation Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia: On an ultramarine blue shield 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height by 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width overall with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) golden orange border, a golden orange spearhead surmounting a white vol in chief and issuing from a four-blade white propeller shaded gray, in base.
Active 2005 - Present[1]
Country United States
Allegiance United States Army
Type Aviation brigade
Role Aviation
Size Brigade
Nickname(s) "Warriors"
Motto(s) "WILL DO"
Colors Blue and Orange
March 1776 Overture
COL Chad Chasteen Aug 17 - Present
Distinctive unit insignia 110 Avn Bde DUI.jpg

The 110th Aviation Brigade is an aviation brigade of the United States Army conducting all flight training under the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker, Alabama. It consists of a Headquarters, an academics section, a night vision device section, four subordinate battalions, and an Army Reserve Augmentation Brigade Headquarters:


The 10th Aviation Group was activated on 30 June 1965 and evolved from the 10th Air Transport Brigade (Test). It supported the 11th Airborne Division (Air Assault). When the 11th was disbanded, the 10th remained at Fort Benning, Ga., to provide all aspects of training for Aviation companies preparing to deploy to Vietnam. The 10th Aviation Group was inactivated and redesignated back to the 10th Aviation Group in 2004. On 1 March 2005, the 10th Aviation Group was redesignated as the 110th Aviation Brigade. The Aviation Training Brigade at Fort Rucker assumed this unit designation and lineage on the same day. The mission of the 110th is to provide the Army and allied forces with professionally trained Aviators and non-rated crew members through planning, coordinating, and executing formal flight instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level.[2]

The 110th Aviation Brigade of four battalions. Each battalion has a unique mission. The 1-11th Aviation Regiment, reassigned to 110th Aviation Brigade in October 2010, provides air traffic services for all aviation training for U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence—including the operation of the Army’s largest Radar Approach Control. The 1-14th Aviation Regiment at Hanchey Army Heliport trains Aviators in the AH-64D/E Apache and the Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota aircraft. The 1-223rd Aviation Regiment at Cairns Army Airfield and Knox AHP trains Aviators and flight engineers in the CH-47D/F aircraft, primary and instrument evaluations, and all Beechcraft C-12 Huron fixed-wing qualification courses.

C Company, 1-223rd Aviation Regiment (formerly 3-210th Aviation Regiment), conducts primary flight training in the Bell 206 (TH-67) helicopter and advanced training in the Mi-17 helicopters. The 1-212th Aviation Regiment at Lowe AHP and Shell AHP trains Aviators in the UH-60A/L/M aircraft and provides evaluation flights for the Initial Entry Rotary Wing students' basic combat skills phases of training. B Company, 1-212th Aviation Regiment (formerly the 2-210th Helicopter School Battalion), trains Spanish students in the UH-60 and OH-58C aircraft at Lowe and Shell AHPs. The brigade also provides crash rescue and air ambulance support to USAACE and surrounding communities and serves as the Department of the Army Night Vision Device Training and Operations Staff Agency.

When the brigade assumed the numerical designation as the 110th Aviation Brigade in March 2005, it inherited an illustrious lineage. The noteworthy history of the 110th Aviation Brigade represents the untiring efforts of true professionals and serves as a solid foundation for future endeavors.


Constituted 30 June 1965 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Aviation Group Activated 1 July 1965 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Inactivated 15 May 1970 at Fort Benning, Georgia

Activated 15 October 1991 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Redesignated 16 September 1992 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 229th Aviation Group

Inactivated 15 September 2004 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Aviation Group Redesignated 1 March 2005 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 110th Aviation Brigade

Headquarters concurrently transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Rucker, Alabama



Officer start end
COL Haspard R. Murphy Oct 84 Apr 87
COL Clinton B. Boyd Apr 87 Sep 89
COL James C. Hardister Sep 89 Aug 91
COL Thomas M. Roy Aug 91 Aug 93
COL Edward H. Littlejohn Aug 93 Aug 95
COL Michael T. Mulvenon Aug 95 Aug 97
COL R. Lee Gore Aug 97 Aug 99
COL Terry M. Peck Aug 99 Jul 01
COL Michael A. Zonfrelli Jul 01 Jul 03
COL Steven P. Semmens Jul 03 Jul 05
COL Daniel S. Stewart Jul 05 Jul 07
COL Terrance J. Dolan Jul 07 Jul 09
COL Russel E. Stinger Jul 09 Jul 11
COL Kevin J.Christensen Jul 11 Aug 13
COL Jason A. Altieri Aug 13 Jul 15
COL Kelly E. Hines Jul 15 Aug 17


  1. ^ Center of Military History linage and honors
  2. ^ Aviation Digest, July-Sept 2014
  3. ^ Aviation Digest, July-Sept 2014
  4. ^ U.S. Institute of Heraldry
  5. ^ 17 U.S.C. § 101

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