COL Billingsley Garner Pogue III

Commander, Corpus Christi Army Depot

COL Pogue

Colonel (COL) Garner Pogue assumed duties as the Commander of Corpus Christi Army Depot July 15, 2013. CCAD is the premier helicopter Maintenance, Overhaul, and Repair facility for the U.S. Army and the joint forces.

He most recently served as the Chief, Western Europe and Balkans Division, Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), The Joint Staff, Pentagon. He also served as the Commander of 277th Aviation Support Battalion and as the G3 Chief of Operations, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY; the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade Executive Officer and the Commander of Delta, Aviation Maintenance Company, Fort Bragg, NC; a Captains Assignment Officer at Aviation Branch, Human Resources Command, Alexandria, VA; and Commander of F Troop (AVUM), 4-7th Cavalry, Camp Stanton, Korea and D Company (AVUM), 1-10th Attack, Fort Drum, NY.

His other assignments include Platoon Leader, C Company, 2-82nd Aviation Regiment (Assault); Class III/V Support Platoon Leader, HHC, 82nd Aviation Brigade; and Platoon Leader, C Troop 1/17th Cavalry, Fort Bragg, NC. 

COL Pogue is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officer Course, Aviation Advance Course, Aviation Officer Basic Course, Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Test Pilot Course (OH-58D), UH-60 AQC, Airborne, Air Assault, Ranger, the 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster School.

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), the Army Superior Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Senior Aviator Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Combat Action Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Originally from Washington DC, COL Pogue holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces); a Master of Business Administration Degree from Touro University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Valparaiso University.  COL Pogue was commissioned in 1991 from the United States Army Officer Candidate School, and was inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2014.

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: 25-Jan-2016