COL Allan H. Lanceta

Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot

Colonel (COL) Allan H. Lanceta assumed duties as the Commander of the Corpus Christi Army Depot in South Texas on July 22, 2016.

He is a senior and decorated Army Aviator, commissioned in the US Army Aviation Branch and is a rated OH-58(D) Kiowa Warrior Aviator.

COL Lanceta’s first assignment as a Lieutenant was with the 82d Airborne Division’s 1st Battalion (Attack), 82d Aviation Regiment as a Company Executive Officer, Platoon Leader and assistant Battalion Operations officer (S3).

As Captain, COL Lanceta was assigned to Schweinfurt, Germany in the 1st Infantry Division where he had command of the 601st Cavalry Support Company and F Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment. He then served at Fort Knox, Kentucky as the Cavalry Team Chief for 1st Battalion, 337th Aviation Regiment and as the senior instructor for the US Cavalry Leaders Course instructor.

As Major, COL Lanceta conducted reconnaissance and security missions in Balad with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and the 4th Aviation Brigade (now 1st Air Cavalry Brigade) as an Aviation Task Force Commander in LSA Anaconda with eight OH-58(D) Kiowa Warriors, eight AH-64(D) Apaches and 200 Soldiers after the Command and General Staff College (CGSC). He was then assigned to the 82d Airborne Division and the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment as the unit’s first Brigade Aviation Officer and Chief of Training, deploying to OIF VII, conducting operations in Southern Iraq, Basrah and Al Amarah.

As Lieutenant Colonel, COL Lanceta served at the US Joint Forces Command at the Joint Warfighting Center in Suffolk, Virginia as an observer trainer, advising three- and four-star commands on best practices and insights as they prepared for joint operations; facilitating seminars and training for senior leaders during numerous global exercises supporting major Combatant Commands and Joint Task Forces.

He was then selected for Battalion Command and served as the Commander of the 601 Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas before being selected to the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Office as Director, Central Region, Soldier for Life program.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster (6), the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with Two Stars, the Overseas Service Ribbon with two awards, the Kosovo Liberation Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. COL Lanceta is not just a senior Army Aviator, but a senior Army parachutist, decorated with the Combat Action Badge for actions in OIF II.

A graduate of the University of Louisville, COL Lanceta’s military education includes the US Army War College, UNC Institute for Defense and Business, the Joint Forces Staff College (JPME II), the CGSC, US Cavalry Leaders Course, the Joint Firepower Controllers Course, the US Navy Dunker school, the JFK Special Warfare Center SERE (C) School, the 82d Airborne Jumpmaster School and the US Joint Special Operations University Personnel Recovery Course.

Mission statement

  • Return rotary wing aircraft and components to the Department of Defense and other government organizations with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, in the shortest amount of time possible.
  • Safeguard the workforce. Integrate safety and risk mitigation into every aspect of depot operations.
  • Support the Army’s accident investigation processes worldwide with materials expertise and laboratory analysis.
  • Assess, evaluate and repair forward-deployed aircraft and components worldwide. Provide on-site depot capacity to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker.
  • Support Active, Reserve and National Guard aviation maintenance skill development with hands-on training at the depot.


  • Provide our Nation the best value solution for modification, repair and overhaul of rotary wing components and aircraft; posture the depot to meet our Nation’s future requirements in peacetime and at war.


  • Customers satisfied - demands met on time - carryover goal met. Zero accident related loss of life, limb or eyesight with all OSHA safety goals met. Depot is right sized and right skilled to meet customer demands.


Last updated on: 03-Nov-2017