Col. Aaron Guill is the Deputy Commander of the Air Force District of Washington, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary missions, homeland security operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events. AFDW also provides major-command-level support for 33,000 military and civilian personnel assigned to 1,758 units stationed at 500 locations in 108 countries worldwide.

Col. Guill was commissioned in 1998 through the USAF Officer Training School. He has served in a variety of positions at the Numbered Air Force, Headquarters Air Force and Combatant Command levels, including an assignment as the Commander of the Air Force Security Forces Center (AFSFC), Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Lackland, Texas. Col. Guill also supervised three geographically-separated Air Force Detachments, the Desert Defender Readiness Training Center at Fort Bliss, Texas and two corrections facilities located at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


1997 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Summa Cum Laude, Park University, Parkville, Mo.
2004 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2007 Masters of Arts, Organizational Management/Leadership, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Air Force Strategic Internship Program, Washington D.C.
2011 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2015 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C.
2019 Leading Strategically Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.



1.  November 1998–May 2000, Flight Leader, Missile Security Flight, 321st Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, 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, 342d Training Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
5.  September 2003–September 2004, Chief, Lackland Current Operations Team, HQ Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Mo.
6.  September 2004–July 2005, Deputy Branch Chief, Training Technology Integration Branch, HQ Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Mo.
7.  August 2005–July 2007, Air Force Intern, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8.  July 2007–June 2009, Commander, 423d Security Forces Squadron, Royal Air Force 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 AFB, 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 AFB, Colo.
14.  July 2017–July 2019, Commander, 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
15.  July 2019—August 2020, Director, Profession of Arms Center of Excellence, Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16.  August 2020—July 2022, Commander, Air Force Security Forces Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
17. August 2022–Present, Deputy Commander, Air Force District of Washington, JB Andrews, Md.



1.  July 2015–June 2017, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander USNORTHCOM, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel



Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon



Second Lieutenant November 13, 1998
First Lieutenant November 13, 2000
Captain November 13, 2002
Major July 1, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel December 1, 2011
Colonel June 1, 2016


(Current as of August 2022)