Colonel Aaron Guill is Commander, 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, home of the largest security forces group in the United States Air Force. He leads four security forces squadrons of more than 1,200 personnel in providing security and force protection for the 341st Missile Wing, including its main operating base, 15 launch control centers and 150 intercontinental ballistic missiles deployed across 13,800-square-miles in central Montana.
Previously, Colonel Guill served as the executive officer for the Deputy Commander, United States Northern Command. He is a graduate of the National War College, where he completed a curriculum in national security strategy and policy. Colonel Guill has commanded three squadrons and has served in various positions at the Numbered Air Force, Headquarters Air Force and Combatant Command levels.
Colonel Guill graduated from Park University in 1997 and received his commission through the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School in 1998. He has more than seven years of prior enlisted service in the security forces career field.
1997 Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice, Park University, Parkville, Mo.
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2007 Master’s of Art in organizational management/leadership, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2007 Air Force Strategic Internship Program, Washington D.C.
2011 Air War College, by correspondence
2015 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C.
1. November 1998 – May 2000, Flight Leader, Missile Security Flight, 321st Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
2. May 2000 – November 2000, Flight Commander, Response Forces, 790th Security Forces Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
3. November 2000 – July 2001, Assistant Operations Officer and Senior Convoy Commander, 790th Security Forces Squadron and 90th Space Wing, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
4. July 2001 – August 2003, Chief, Ground Defense Command Course and Security Forces Basic Officer Course, 342nd Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
5. September 2003 – September 2004, Chief, Lackland Current Operations Team, HQ 2nd Air Force, Keesler AFB, Miss.
6. September 2004 – July 2005, Deputy Branch Chief, Training Technology Integration Branch, HQ 2nd Air Force, Keesler AFB, Miss.
7. August 2005 – July 2007, Air Force Intern, Pentagon, Washington, DC
8. July 2007 – June 2009, Commander, 423nd Security Forces Squadron, RAF Alconbury, UK
9. June 2009 – June 2010, Commander, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, UAE
10. June 2010 – May 2012, Deputy Branch Chief, Requirements Branch, Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
11. May 2012 – June 2014, Commander, 31st Security Forces Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy
12. July 2014 – June 2015, Student, National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. July 2015 – June 2017, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
14. July 2017 – Present, Commander, 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant Nov. 13, 1998
First Lieutenant Nov. 13, 2000
Captain Nov. 13, 2002
Major July 1, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2011
Colonel June 1, 2016
(Current as of August 2017)