Getting in synch
October 27, 2011
By Kelly Pate
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (October 27, 2011) -- Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, opens the Aviation Synchronization Conference Oct. 24 at the Fort Rucker Seneff Building with a call to the Branch to "take an appetite suppressant"-- to separate wants from needs, in light of the resource-constrained defense environment.
He challenged participants to focus the conference more on decision making, and less on talking about and studying the problems. The Branch chief emphasized the need for Army Aviation to work as an enterprise, not as separate Army entities, to continue to speak with one voice, and to actively drive requirements and capabilities, and network integration. The results from the week-long event will help Army Aviation leadership make decisions about the future of the Branch.
For more on the conference, see next week's Army Flier.