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 the FSU College of Law Juris Master program to enhance his understanding of policy.
Aaron loves dogs, gardening, and believes that hospitality is still the best form of diplomacy.