Curricula ranges from the Patriot missile, Avenger, and man-portable stinger systems; command, control, computers and intelligence; Basic Officer Leadership Course; Warrant Officer Basic Course; Patriot Master Gunner Course; Captain's Career Course and training future leaders through the ADA NCO Academy.
Air Defense Artillery School moves to Fort Sill “The casing of the school’s and 6th ADA Brigade’s colors is just the beginning of the future for the ADA branch.” T he organizational colors of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and Center, the 6th ADA Brigade and its three battalions were cased for their relocation to Fort Sill, Okla. Due to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, the ADA school will be consolidated with the Field Artillery School and Center to create the Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill. “Thank you to those who came before us in the past, the commandants, sergeants major and Soldiers [who] brought the [ADA] branch to where it is today,” said Major General Howard B. Bromberg, commander and commandant of the ADA school and Fort Transformation: the Fires Center of Excellence Bliss, Texas. “I’m absolutely confident that we will set new standards at our new location and absolutely confident that we will remain MG Howard B. Bromberg, Fort Bliss commander and, at the time, commandant of the U.S. Army First to Fire, now and forever.” Air Defense Artillery School and Center, and CSM Robert Rodgers roll-up the school colors During World War II, Fort Bliss’ main role during a color-casing ceremony, May 6, held at Memorial Circle to signify the school’s departure as a cavalry installation changed to become an from Fort Bliss, Texas, to Fort Sill, Okla. (Photograph by Wilson A. Rivera, Monitor Staff) air defense post. In 1940, the War Department introduced its anti-aircraft artillery, and between 1948 and 1966, construction began to support anti-aircraft artillery Gunner Course; Captain’s Career Course and training future leaders and guided missile programs. In 1954, the U.S. Army Anti-Aircraft through the ADA NCO Academy. Artillery and Guided Missile School at Fort Bliss was born. The 6th ADA Brigade supports and oversees the school In 1968, the ADA School was founded. with advance individual training of Soldiers in specific military The ADA school trains Soldiers, Marines, sailors, civilians, and occupational specialties and common military task training. allied forces in ADA concepts and weaponry. Curricula ranges from The casing of the school’s and 6th ADA Brigade’s colors the Patriot missile, Avenger, and man-portable stinger systems; is just the
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