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AAAA Provides Networking Opportunities

  • 2016 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit - 4/28-30
    * Networking Exhibit Center - Over 300 Army & Industry Exhibitors on the Floor!
    * Over 9000 Attendees Each Year
    * Warriors To the Workforce Hiring Event taking place for transitioning Army Aviation Soldiers
    * Visit the AAAA Community Booth!
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AAAA Recognizes Excellence

The 2016 Summit will recognize...
♦ 15 Outstanding Army Aviation Individuals and Units
   - Press Release 2015 CY National Awards
♦ 3 New Members of the Army Aviation Hall of Fame will be Inducted
   * CW5 Edmund W. Hubard, III | * COL Harvey E. Stewart | * GEN James D. Thurman


AAAA is Your Voice

At the 2016 Summit…
♦ Join thousands in the General Sessions to hear Leadership messages
♦ Stop by the AAAA Community Booth and let us know how we can make your membership experience even better!
♦ Follow us on Facebook, Twitter #16SUMMIT and LinkedIN
Army Aviation Congressional Caucus; The Military Coalition ; Senior Associates;
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Supporting the soldier and family

AAAA Supports the U.S. Army Aviation Soldier and Family

Army Aviation Hall of Fame 2010 Induction - Fort Worth, TX

CSM (Ret.) Clifton P. O’Brien’s 26-year career in both conventional and Special Operations Forces (SOF) units envelops all facets of notable military and civilian accomplishments.

His life's work has been dedicated to the development, readiness and well-being of Army Aviation soldiers and their families.


Entering the Army in 1973 as an infantryman, he reenlisted for aviation and reported for training as a UH-1 repairman at Fort Rucker.


Following initial aviation assignments with the 101st Aviation Group and the FBI’s hostage recovery team at Davidson Army Airfield, he was reassigned to Germany where he had the unique challenge of activating and starting a Black Hawk company from the ground up.


Then, in 1985, he began an 11 year relationship with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)(SOAR), serving initially as a flight platoon sergeant in Company C, mentoring and training his Company Commander, then Major Doug Brown, and subsequently as First Sergeant for Companies B and F.


As the B Company First Sergeant, he provided the guidance and direction essential to see successful completion of two major real word operations; Prime Chance and Just Cause.

He then served as 1st Battalion CSM, and ultimately as the Regimental CSM, a position he held until retirement.


Upon retirement, he continued serving the 160th in the Combat Mission Simulator and in the Regiment’s Physical Rehabilitation facility, helping combat wounded Night Stalkers and those injured in training to recover.


To this day, CSM (Ret.) O’Brien touches every SOF Aviation Soldier that enters the door at Fort Campbell, KY instilling them with his hallmark traits of teamwork, values, and discipline.