Helicopter pilot Gautreaux later named Executive Officer

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jay Gautreaux is originally from Chauvin, La. CONTRIBUTED
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jay Gautreaux is originally from Chauvin, La. CONTRIBUTED

MADISON – Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jay Gautreaux enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1986. He retired in April 2010.

After completing Basic Training at Fort Knox, Ky., Gautreaux finished Advanced Individual Training at Fort Rucker as a helicopter repairer and then served in that capacity at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Back at Fort Rucker, he completed the Officer Basic Course, along with Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training. Gautreaux served as Platoon Leader and Battalion Adjutant/S1 at Fort Hood, Texas. He also completed the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, again at Fort Rucker.

In Hawaii, Gautreaux worked as Platoon Leader and Company Commander at Wheeler Army Airfield. He graduated from Combined Arms Services and Staff School (CAS3) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

He completed Systems Automation Course at Fort Gordon, Ga and Material Acquisition Management Course at Fort Lee, Va. Gautreaux then served as Executive Officer, Assistant Product Manager (Communications, APM) Air Warrior and Executive Officer at Redstone Arsenal.

“I completed Air Command and General Staff Course at Maxwell Air Force Base, and I served as Acquisition Instructor and Battle Lab Officer at Fort Leavenworth,” Gautreaux said. He served as APM – Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) and Product Director Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) at Redstone Arsenal.

Chauvin, La. is his hometown. “My first PCS move to this area was May 1999 and then for a second time in June 2006,” Gautreaux said.

At Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., he completed the ROTC program and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Gautreaux received a MBA from Tarleton State University at Fort Hood and a master’s degree in military art and science from Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB.

Gautreaux now works as a consultant with Dutch Valley Supply/ECI Defense Group.

His wife Susan works as assistant librarian at Providence Middle School. Their children are Derek of Arab, sales manager at Freedom Powersports; Tyler of Baton Rouge, La., assistant store manager for Talbot’s; and Jayden, ninth-grader at New Century High School.

Gautreaux is a member of Army Aviation Association of America, Association of the United States Army, Knights of Columbus (3rd Degree) and American Legion.

His hobbies are fishing, walking and swimming.

Bob Jones High School

“Where It Belongs”- The Bob Jones Patriots Earn Baseball State Championship

James Clemens High School

Liberty’s Shravan Balaji wins ‘Best of Fair Award’ in regional science fair

Events

Trash Pandas hosting Elvis tribute night contest on May 21

James Clemens High School

French, Latin students at James Clemens excel in testing

Harvest

Enable Madison County announces needed asset at event

James Clemens High School

Koswoski awarded Department of Alabama’s ‘VFW Scout of the Year’

James Clemens High School

Lilliann Markowitz achieves top rank in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets

Bob Jones High School

Madison’s JROTC cadets challenged in Rocket City Rivalry Day

James Clemens High School

McDaniel, Stundtner, Vaughn and Woodard earn national grants

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 15, 2024

Madison

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Bob Jones bests Central-Phenix City in opening game of State Championship

Harvest

TARCOG’s Senior Fun Fest moves to Agribition Center at Alabama A&M University

Bob Jones High School

Heavyweight Baseball- Bob Jones To Play For State Championship

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones holds off James Clemens in epic Final Four series to reach state final

Bob Jones holds off James Clemens in epic Final Four series to reach state final

Huntsville

Huntsville crews continue to assess damage and clear debris following strong storms

Bob Jones High School

Chess league to host Summer Camp in June

Madison

American Legion to honor Gold Star families on Memorial Day

James Clemens High School

Dr. Kerry Donaldson honored as ‘Alabama PTA Principal of the Year’

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones Jazz Band to play at Jazz Brunch at Madison Senior Center

Harvest

Madison Lions’ air filtration helps Village of Promise, Second Mile

James Clemens High School

Jets audio/visual students ace state, head to nationals

James Clemens High School

James Clemens, Liberty reach finals in Science Bowl

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 8, 2024

Bob Jones High School

City Rivalry Like Never Before: Baseball Playoffs- Bob Jones vs. James Clemens- A “Hatfields and the McCoys” Local Battle

x