Aaron J. Brooks is an operations and logistics professional with global experience, coming from 21 years of Marine Corps service before receiving an Honorable Discharge as a field grade officer.
Aaron's overseas deployments include: a UN multi-national coalition (Operation Southern Watch, 2002) detainee & intelligence operations (Joint Task Force Guantanamo, 2004-05) Security Cooperation with Gulf nations (2007-08) the phased US withdrawal from Iraq (2009) and the surge of Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan (2009-10) before returning to stateside assignments.
Aaron's USMC career culminated with a rewarding tour as the Commanding Officer of Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One.
Aaron is a member of the Truman National Security Project and has served on several nonprofit boards in the communities where he has lived. He recently completed a two year term as the VP of Programs for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (SD / Baja) where he regularly partnered with member companies that straddle the busiest international border crossing in the world.
Aaron has also contributed as a talk show host, field reporter and desk anchor for a weekly radio and television show as part of Homefront Media. Aaron is a supporter of the arts and has actively participated in collaborations between veterans, the La Jolla Playhouse and MFA students for a wide range of workshop projects and engagement programs.
He has earned a BA in Creative Writing from Florida State University, and a MA in Nonprofit / Public Agency Leadership from Marshall University. As a result of working as the Reading Clerk for the Florida Legislature during the 2018 legislative session, Aaron has enrolled in a Master of Legal Studies program to enhance his understanding of policy.
Aaron loves dogs, gardening, and believes that hospitality is still the best form of diplomacy.