FORT BRAGG, NC — U.S. Army Special Operations Command will officially activate its newest unit, Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Provisional), or ARSOAC, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Meadows Field adjacent to the USASOC headquarters building.
Lt. Gen. John Mulholland Jr., USASOC Commanding General, will preside over the ceremony activating the unit commanded by Brig. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum.
ARSOAC’s creation stems from the recognition by U.S. Army Special Operations Command aviation experts of the need to separate the combat role of Army Special Operations Aviation from the resourcing responsibilities.
ARSOAC will organize, man, train, resource and equip Army Special Operations Command aviation units to provide responsive, special operations aviation support to Special Operations Forces.
ARSOAC is comprised of the Headquarters and four subordinate units: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Campbell, Ky.; U.S. Army Special Operations Command Flight Detachment, Fort Bragg; Systems Integration Management Office, Fort Campbell; and Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion, Fort Campbell.
A brief question and answer session with the ARSOAC commander and senior warrant officer will precede the ceremony.