LtCol Robert Black

Title: Senior Associate–Operations
Company: AIS LLC
Location: Tenafly, New Jersey, United States

LtCol Robert Black, senior associate–operations at AIS LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the security industry.

With over six decades of experience to his credit, LtCol Black has cultivated a career of excellence in military service and public/private sector security. After serving as a midshipman for the United  States Navy based at Annapolis from 1959 to 1963, he honorably served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1963 to 1969, during which time he specialized in various roles, most notably as logistics support unit commander for the Caribbean  Ready Force in 1966, the scouts–snipers officer and a rifle company commander for the first battalion of the First Marines in 1967 and 1968. After leaving military service for an extended period LtCol Black held a number of leadership roles with various organizations, including the Young Presidents Organization, The Ranger Corporation and SUNY Maritime College. Furthermore, he founded Robert Black Consulting in 1989, where he currently maintains his positions as the owner and president. LtCol Black returned to military service as a U.S. Marine in the Naval Militia between 2007 and 2015, during which time he achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel.

While he is now properly retired from military service, LtCol Black continues to serve in various roles aimed at improving public safety, cybersecurity, and maritime, facility and business security. He has primarily excelled as a senior associate–operations at AIS LLC since 2013. Additionally, he  has been the parliamentarian as well as a board member of the Navy League’s New York Council since 1990. As part of his vocational journey, LtCol Black also pursued a formal education, ultimately achieving both a Master of Arts in political science in 1974 and a Master of Philosophy in international relations at Columbia University in 1976. Well-regarded for his accomplishments in the field, he has been honored with several accolades over the course of his career, including the Department of the Navy Award of Merit for Group Achievement in 2009 and a New York State Meritorious Service Medal in 2009. LtCol Black is also particularly proud to have been decorated with the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action on the outposts of Khe Sanh.

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