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Departments

Education

  • B.A., Baker College
  • M.B.A., California State University at San Marcos

Biography

CPT Aaron Frazier was born in 1980 in San Diego, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999, attending basic combat training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and Advanced Individual Training to become a Chaplain Assistant at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.

After 10 years, he attended Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia and commissioned as an Engineer in 2009. He received his bachelors degree in Business Management from Baker College in Flint, Michigan and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management from California State University at San Marcos, in San Marcos, California.

His military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic NCO Course, Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund Manager Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Brigade S1 Course, the Human Resources Plans and Operations Course, Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course, and the Master Educator Course.

As a Chaplain Assistant his first assignment was Ft. Hood, Texas with 2-5 CAV at 1st Cavalry Division deploying to Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Spring 01-01. He then served in Headquarters 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1. His next assignment was Heidelberg, Germany working in the USAREUR Chaplain office as an Operations NCO. He was assigned as a Brigade Chaplain Assistant for 18th Engineer Brigade (Theater Support), deploying to both Bulgaria and Afghanistan. Upon redeployment he assumed additional duties as the Heidelberg Military Community Chaplain Assistant NCOIC managing 6 chapel facilities and 10 chapel services. His final assignment as a Chaplain Assistant was once again back at Fort Hood, but this time as the Chapel Tithes and Fund Manager, responsible for all chapel tithes and offerings at the largest U.S. Army installation.

Frazier’s assignments as an officer began as Platoon Leader for 1st Platoon, 73rd Engineer Company, 1st Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (1/25th SBCT) at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. After completing his time as platoon leader, he was reassigned as the Battalion S1 OIC for the Brigade Troops Battalion, 1/25th SBCT and deployed to Masum Ghar, Afghanistan supporting 1,200 individuals from all branches of the U.S. Military to include Department of Agriculture Civilians.

His next assignment was as the Operations Officer for the Engineer Directorate of ARCENT/3rd Army where he received a branch transfer from Engineer to Adjutant General and assisted the U.S. Army’s Soldier Support Institute in completing the Training Development Directorate’s Strategic Action Plan. His next assignment was with 3-501st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Armored Division at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Frazier assumed duties as Assistant Professor of Military Science at St. Mary’s University in 2017.

Frazier is married to the former Heather Toyne, also a Personnel Captain in the U.S. Army, whom he met when they attended AIT for Chaplain Assistants in 1999. They have one son named Jeremiah and a Terrier/Schnauzer mix named Toodles.

Awards

Frazier’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (8 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (11 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), NATO Medal (ISAF), Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, & Driver’s Badge (Wheeled).

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