MAJ Aaron S. Black II, Enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1996 as a Petroleum Supply Specialist (77F). After attending Basic Training and AIT, he was assigned to 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment (2ACR) Fort. Polk, LA. During his time on Active Duty, MAJ Black deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of the Stabilisation Force (SFOR) from 1997 – 1998.
MAJ Black ETS'd from Active Duty in 2000 and Enlisted into the Delaware Army National Guard. He was assigned to the 160th Engineer Company in Middletown, DE. During his time with the Engineer Company, MAJ Black maintained a civilian career with Safeway Food & Drug, while attending College online with the University of Phoenix.
2006, MAJ Black attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Bethany Beach Training Site as an Officer Candidate with the 193rd Regimental Training Institute. Upon completion of OCS, MAJ Black was commissioned as a 2LT on 8 September 2007, branch Signal Corps.
2013-2014 MAJ Black deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the BN S1. MAJ Black was responsible for the Administrative actions of 550 Soldiers, spread throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area (CJOA). His primary duty location was Kandahar Airfield (KAF).
MAJ Black has been married for over 20 years, has four children and is a graduate of Wilmington University with a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management.
Assistant Operations Officer- JCCC (NGB)
Radio Officer- 198th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion (ITSB)
Maintenance Officer - 198th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion (ITSB)
Project Officer – CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force (CCMRF)
Systems Control Officer – 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade (TTSB)
S1- 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB)
Commander C Co – 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB)
Assistant S3- 198th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB)
QA OIC/OCS SME – 193rd Regimental Training Institute
Officer Candidate School
Signal Basic Officer Leader Course
Signal Captains Career Course
HR Management Qualification course
Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal x5,Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal x5, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, NATO Medal x 2, Meritorious Unit Citation medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas service ribbon x2, Armed Forces Reserve medal w/ M device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Delaware National Guard Medal, Delaware National Guard Aid to Civil Authorityx5, Delaware medal for military Merit Longevity, Delaware Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware National Defense Service Ribbon, MSESM, CALCDSVR.
Meritorious Unit Citation
Kirkwood Award Recipient