PETER AUBREY, COLONEL, U.S. ARMY (RETIRED) - SENIOR NATIONAL SECURITY CONSULTANT

Colonel Peter W. Aubrey, U.S. Army (Retired) joined Guardian Six immediately upon his retirement from the United States Army in 2012. A Special Forces officer that also held the designation as a specialist in African affairs, he has served multiple tours overseas. During his 30 years of commissioned service, he has served in a variety of command and staff assignments in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America as well as throughout the Pacific Basin in both peacetime and war environments, commanding up to brigade level. His final military assignment was as Commander, United States Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization, a brigade-equivalent command located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, responsible for implementing security assistance training globally for the US Army. Highlights of Colonel Aubrey's brigade command tour includes a restructuring of the command to meet the engagement challenges of the twenty-first century, command visits to Peru, Columbia, Panama and Liberia and a deployment to Afghanistan in support of security assistance operations in 2011. Prior to his assumption of command, he served as the Director of Security Cooperation for United States Army Africa in Vicenza, Italy. He has had multiple tours with the Defense Intelligence Agency with assignments as the resident Defense and Army Attaché to Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Burundi and Mozambique as well as nonresident Army Attaché duties in Burkina Faso, Malawi and Uganda. Other assignments included duties as the Deputy Director of Operations for U.S. Forces Japan and senior U.S. military advisor in the Central African Republic during a period of internal instability and civil war; service as a Special Forces Company Commander in the 3d Special Forces Group as well as acting as the Task Force Commander in a multinational special operations training exercise held in the North African country of Tunisia. He served as the senior U.S. Defense Representative and security assistance chief to the Republic of Djibouti as well as having a major position as a senior-level training and special operations coordinator with a Department of Defense agency. During the Gulf War, he served as the senior advisor to 20th Brigade, Royal Saudi Land Force as well as commanding a provisional Special Forces company in combat. He commanded multiple Special Forces Operational Detachment Alphas in the 5th Special Forces Group as well both rifle and heavy mortar platoons in the 25th Infantry Division. In addition to with activities with Guardian Six, he is the owner and operator of Strategic Opportunities International, a service disabled veteran owned small business located in Fayetteville, North Carolina specializing in facilitating security assistance and cooperation and international training with particular focus on SubSahara Africa.

His educational achievements include a Bachelor of Arts in History (Magna Cum Laude), a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College as well as a Master of Arts degree in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Florida. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Air Force Air War College (non-resident), the US Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint Military Attaché School, the Infantry Officers’ Basic and Advanced Courses, Jumpmaster Course, Ranger School, the Special Forces Officer Qualification Course (honor graduate), the Infantry Mortar Platoon Leader Course (Honor Graduate), Airborne School and the Combined Arms Service Support School.

Colonel Aubrey's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), the Legion of Merit (2) , the Bronze Star (Valor), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation and Achievement Medals, the Marine Good Conduct Medal, the Djiboutian 27th of June Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Zaire and Tunisian Parachutist Badges, Combat Infantryman's Badge and Expert Infantryman's Badge.