Fort Rucker’s General Retires after 30 Years of Service

By: Lauren Davis
By: Lauren Davis

Fort Rucker's commanding General EJ Sinclair is retiring from the army after 30 years of service. The time he spent Fort Rucker was the biggest transformation time at the post.

When brigadier General EJ Sinclair came to Fort Rucker, he focused on fixing army aviation. His objectives were giving soldiers better equipment and better training.

During his three years at Fort Rucker, American soldiers deployed worldwide provided humanitarian relief and increased homeland security. Sinclair has overseen Fort Rucker modernize their aircraft fleet and acquire unmanned aircraft.

“To synchronize all these things while making sure the soldiers had better equipment was the most challenging thing,” said Sinclair.

Sinclair has overseen the transformation of pilot training through flight school 21. Now the pilots are better prepared for combat flying.

“We served 30 plus years and we decided it was time to go and we're looking forward to what is in store for us next,” said Sinclair

Although transformation isn't complete, under the leadership of Mg Virgil Packett the aviation branch will continue what Gen Sinclair started.

General Sinclair’s change of command ceremony is this Thursday.


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