COL Aaron Banner is married to Melissa J. Banner of Raleigh NC, and both are graduates of Appalachian State University, Boone NC. COL Banner completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology in 1998 and holds a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunication Management from University of Maryland University College, a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College.
He has held a variety of positions including: Deputy Commander 516th Signal Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division / ROK/US Combined Division C6, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; Brigade S3, 1st Signal Brigade, Yongsan, South Korea; Cyber Operations Planner, EUCOM J6, Stuttgart Germany; Battalion S3, 114th Signal Battalion, Raven Rock Military Complex, PA; Corps Network Operations Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad Iraq; Network Engineer and Project Manager, Training with Industry, Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg Maryland; Aide de Camp to the Army CIO/G6, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Company Commander, Bravo Company, 51st Signal Battalion (Airborne), 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg NC and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq; Assistant S3/Company XO/Platoon Leader, 51st Signal Battalion (Airborne), 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg NC; Brigade S6, 501st CSG, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg NC and Operation Enduring Freedom, Karshi-Khanibad, Uzbekistan; Bosnia Command and Control Action Officer, EUCOM J6, Stuttgart, Germany.