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NEWS | Aug. 18, 2020

Getting to know the new Air Force Security Forces Center commander

By Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs

Col. Aaron Guill took command of the Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland during a change of command ceremony Aug. 11. 

As one of four primary subordinate units under the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, AFSFC trains, equips and manages program execution for the Air Force’s security forces enterprise across the globe.

AFSFC’s cross-functional team provides subject matter expertise to the field to drive integration, innovation and advancement of security forces mission sets to deliver integrated defense, conduct law and order operations, provide security protection for nuclear and non-nuclear assets, acquire, disseminate and provide training and maintenance of small arms and light weapons and other Defender equipment, provide military working dog support, deliver sustainment and other training to Defenders, and manage Air Force corrections.

Time in service? 
I enlisted in the Air Force on March 29, 1991, and earned my commission at officer training school in November 1998.

What's your hometown? 
I grew up in Pleasant Hope, Missouri.

Can you tell us a little about your career leading up to this point? 
Beginning with my first assignment (Galena Air Station, Alaska), I’ve spent the majority of my career in security forces units. I’ve had opportunities to serve in organizations outside my career field with the most recent being my last assignment as the director of the U.S. Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence. I’ve also served at U.S. Northern Command and The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.

Besides my time in security forces, some of my best experiences occurred during my assignments in Air Education and Training Command.  I was an instructor and course chief for the Security Forces Command course and Security Forces Officers course (01-03) and also served on the 2nd Air Force staff from 2003-2005.  

What about your new role as AFSFC commander has you the most excited? 
I’m tremendously excited about the opportunity to be a part of enhancing the readiness and lethality of security forces worldwide.
What do you want the AFIMSC team to know about you? 
I’m honored to be joining the AFIMSC team. Having served in mission support roles throughout the majority of my career, I have a deep appreciation for the importance of the AFIMSC mission.  

What do you like most about serving in the Air Force? 
The opportunity to be part of something bigger than oneself.  

What's something people would be surprised to know about you? 
As a child I was a big fan of wrestling (i.e. WWF) and actually had the opportunity to meet and shake the hand of Andre’ the Giant back in 1976.  

To learn more about Guill’s career, read his official bio at