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CAP BOG Member Assumes Command of Army Brigade

Change of Command, Ft. Rucker, AL
Colonel Jayson A. Altieri (L), takes the 110th Aviation Brigade Colors from Major General Kevin W. Mangum, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general (click image to view full size)
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Lt. Col. Altieri is a Member of the Fayetteville Unit.


U.S. Army Colonel Jayson A. Altieri, a member of both the CAP Board-of-Governors and North Carolina Wing, 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 its new Commander as Colonel Altieri took the symbolic colors 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.

 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 Defenses’ most complex aircraft like the AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, and UH-172 Lakota helicopters. Additionally, the brigade is also responsible for five Army Airfields, 7 stage fields, and 83,000 square miles of training area.

 Colonel Altieri began his military service when he enlisted in the Army in 1984 and since then has served in many different positions 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 is also a 34 year member of the CAP, was elected last year to the CAP Board-of-Governors and began his CAP career as a cadet in 1979 with the Virginia Wing.