Leaders of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command hosted a virtual edition of AMCOM 101 for Aviation Oct. 27-28 with a focus on readiness and sustainment across the aviation enterprise.

Maj. Gen. Todd Royar, AMCOM commanding general, addresses participants on the opening day of AMCOM 101 for Aviation Oct. 27 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
Maj. Gen. Todd Royar, AMCOM commanding general, addresses participants on the opening day of AMCOM 101 for Aviation Oct. 27 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

More than 200 Soldiers and civilians registered for the recurring forum, which provides participants the opportunity to learn about new aviation technology and its integration into their field.

The first day opened with remarks from Maj. Gen. Todd Royar, AMCOM commanding general, who said the AMCOM team is here to support the aviation enterprise and encouraged open dialogue between presenters and participants.

“The reason we exist is to make sure you are successful,” said Royar. “We want you to ask the hard questions over the next two days. If you have a question, don’t leave without bringing it up – and do it in the open forum that way everyone can hear the answer.”

The forum included a wide variety of updates from U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Future Vertical Lift, Program Executive Office-Aviation.

The event also featured a series of panels that focused on field-level maintenance support (tactical), sustainment level maintenance (operational), advanced military occupational specialty training, logistics information readiness (strategic) and materiel readiness (strategic).

Participants were offered a choice of breakout sessions with topics such as Apache program management, corrosion, Defense Logistics Agency, aviation turbine engines and unmanned aerial systems program manager,

and utility and cargo program managers.