FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With a combined 451 years of service to the nation, 16 Soldiers and two civilian employees retired Jan. 18 at the Fort Rucker Quarterly Retirement Ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

A short write-up on each retiree follows.

COL. SCOTT R. SHERRETZ
Sherretz, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker garrison command chaplain, entered military service in 1986 as a Transportation Corps officer in the Army Reserve. He later transferred into the Chaplain Corps and then entered active duty in 1998. He served combat tours in support of Task Force Falcon Multinational Force East Kosovo in Macedonia and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He said the highlights of his career were the times he spent performing religious support and ministry in Army chapel facilities with his adoring wife and amazing sons. He and his wife, Christine, have three sons. They plan to reside at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

MAJ. THEO BRITT
Britt, brigade S6 for the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group, enlisted in the Army in 1993, and in 2005 received her commission through Officer Candidate School. She supported operations in Afghanistan as the officer in charge of the direct signal support team for the 580th Signal Company. She said the highlight of her career was serving as a company commander. She and her husband, Matthew, have three children and one granddaughter.

CW4 WOLFE R. FITE
Fite, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 110th Aviation Brigade AH-64D/E standardization officer, entered military service in 1990 as an aircraft electrician. He was selected for Army Warrant Officer Flight Training in 1999. He served combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He said the highlight of his career was serving as the 110th Avn. Bde. AH-64 standardization pilot and advising the brigade commander. He and his wife, Catherine, have four children. They plan to reside in Enterprise.

CW4 GEORGE ALDRIDGE III
Aldridge, USAACE Directorate of Training and Doctrine training developer and doctrine writer, entered military service in 1990 as a Black Hawk mechanic and crew chief. In 1998 he was selected for Army Warrant Officer Flight Training. He served combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. He said the highlight of his career was meeting marrying the most beautiful and understanding woman in the world, Stacey. They have four children and plan to reside in Huntsville.

CW 4 DANIEL FOX
Fox, chief of the Resistance Phase at the U.S. Army Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School at Fort Rucker, entered military service in 1993 as an infantry Soldier. He was selected for Warrant Officer Flight Training in 2001. He served combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and enduring Freedom. He said the highlight of his career was being personally selected as the pilot to the U.S. Forces Korea commanding general. He and his wife, Jodi, have three children. They plan to travel the United States and eventually reside in the mountains of Montana.

CW4 LUCAS WHITTINGTON
Whittington, 1-501st Aerial Reconnaissance Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas, quality control officer, entered military service in 1998 as an infantryman. In 2002 he was selected for Army Warrant Officer Flight Training. He served combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He said the highlight of his career was being a maintenance test pilot and scout pilot with the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry on three consecutive deployments. He and his wife, Samantha, have three children. They plan to reside in Dothan.

CW4 VICTOR J. NEGRON
Negron, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, senior logistics and property adviser, entered military service in 1999 as a unit supply specialist. He was selected for Army Warrant Officer Training in 2004. He served on multiple combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He said the highlight of his career was being a senior instructor in support of the Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker. He and his wife, Franziska, have two children. They plan to reside in Navarre, Florida.

CW4 BLAIN FULLER
Fuller, standardization pilot with the USAACE Directorate of Evaluation and Standardization, entered military service in 1999 as a rotary wing Aviator. He served combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support. He said the highlight of his career was being able to train, serve alongside and lead so many of America's best officers, warrant officers and Soldiers. He and his wife, Pam, have two children. They plan to reside in Clarksville, Tennessee.

CW4 JOHN I. WILLIAMS JR.
Williams, 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment safety officer, entered military service in 1997 as a Huey mechanic and crew chief. In 1999, he was selected for Warrant Officer Flight Training. He served multiple combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He said the highlight of his career was being task force standardization pilot in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 1st Infantry Division. He and his wife, Amanda, have three children. They plan to reside in Enterprise.

CW3 REBECCA PINCKNEY
Pinckney, 164th TAOG air traffic control standardization officer, entered military service in 1997 as an air traffic controller. In 2007 she was selected for Warrant Officer School as an air traffic and airspace management technician. She served combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. She said the highlight of her career was being the air traffic and airspace management technician course chief at Fort Rucker. She and her husband, Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Pinckney, have two children. Upon retirement, she said she plans to ride until the road ends.

CW3 DAVID BREMER
Bremer, A Company, 1-14th Avn. Regt. instructor pilot and instrument examiner, entered military service in 1996 as an Apache mechanic. He was selected for Warrant Officer Flight Training in 2004. He served combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve. He said the highlight of his career was being one of only two standardization pilots and instrument examiners in the battalion during his time as company standardization pilot at Fort Bliss, Texas, and during three deployments. He and his wife, Sonia, have three children. They plan to reside in Enterprise.

CW3 TRAVIS OGBURN
Ogburn, USAACE G3 command pilot, entered military service in 1999 as an M1 tank armor crew member. He was selected for Warrant Officer Flight Training in 2007. He served combat tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He said the highlight of his career was being an instructor pilot in multiple different aircraft. He and his wife, Tammy, have four children. They plan to reside in Enterprise.

CW3 TYRELL WHITE
White, E Co., 1-212th Avn. Regt. UH-60 instructor pilot, entered military service in 1998 as a microwave communications system operator and maintainer. He was selected for Warrant Officer Flight Training in 2007. He served combat tours in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support. He said the highlight of his career was being the standardization pilot for A Co., 2-1st GSAB in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support. He and his wife, Selin, have two children. They plan to reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

COMMAND SGT. MAJ. TROY S. HUBBS
Hubbs, 164th TAOG, entered military service in 1989 as a single-channel radio operator and later re-enlisted as an air traffic controller. He served combat tours in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Restore Hope in Somalia, Uphold Democracy in Haiti and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He said the highlight of his career was staying married for more than 30 years to his wife, Jamie. They plan to reside in Brundidge.

SGT. 1ST CLASS ARACELI HURTADO
Hurtado, 110th Avn. Bde. S3 NCO in charge, entered military service in 1995 as an Aviation operations specialist. She served combat tours in support of Operations Joint Endeavor, Iraqi Freedom and Inherent Resolve. She said the highlight of her career was having the support and encouragement of her family, especially when times were the toughest. She plans to reside in Enterprise.

STAFF SGT. LEROY WHATLEY
Whatley, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Georgia, entered military service in 1997 as an automated logistical specialist and later re-enlisted as an electromagnetic spectrum manager. He served multiple combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He said the highlights of his career were marrying his beautiful wife, Deneque, and receiving his bachelor's degree in information technology. They plan to reside in Tampa, Florida.

TONY LASCANO
Lascano, training product manager for the Collective Training Branch, served on active duty from 1976 to 2000, and began his civil service career as an instructor and writer for the maintenance manager course with the 1-145th Avn. Regt. He said the highlight of his career was leading a group of dedicated professionals who provided the initial doctrine, tactics and gunnery training for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system's quick reaction capability elements and the first five Gray Eagle companies fielded by the Army. He and his wife, Alice, have three children and six grandchildren. They plan to reside in Enterprise.

VICKI FLOWERS
Flowers, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security training support officer, said the highlight of her 31-year career was getting the privilege to serve Soldiers and working with many wonderful people throughout the years. Flowers and her husband, Wade, have two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They plan to reside in Ozark.