Aronack, Josh, CW3

Aviation (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
153D-UH-60 Pilot
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
2008-2012, 153D, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
Previously Held MOS
54B10-Chemical Operations Specialist
74D-Chemical Operations Specialist
Service Years
1996 - 2017
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Spur
Special Operations Command - Certificate of Appreciation
Close Quarters Combat Certification
Close Quarter Combat Training Certificate
Certificate Of Appreciation
Certificate Of Achievement
Army Wheel Vehicle Driver Certificate


Chief Warrant Officer 3

Three Service Stripes

Seven Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division Army Special Operations Command Schutzenschnur Bronze

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne German Sports Badge Order of The Spur

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Night Stalker AssociationN/AUS Army Warrant Officers AssociationArmy Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
  2001, Night Stalker Association
  2005, Chemical Corps Regimental Association, N/A (Member) (United States) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2006, US Army Warrant Officers Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
Other Comments:
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Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR)
From Month/Year
June / 1999
To Month/Year
December / 2100


On 10 June 1999, the UN Security Council adopted a detailed resolution that outlined the civil administration and peacekeeping responsibilities in Kosovo and paved the way for peaceful settlement of the conflict and the safe return home of hundreds of thousands of Kosovo Albanian refugees and displaced persons. The resolution was passed under Chapter VII of the UN Charter which allowed the security forces to carry weapons to protect themselves and use force in carrying out the resolution's directives. The resolution "authorizes member states and relevant international organizations to establish the international security presence in Kosovo" as set out in the military agreement between NATO and the FRY. That peacekeeping operation was meant to enforce the cease-fire, demilitarize the KLA and other Kosovo Albanian groups, and establish a secure environment for the return of the refugees.

The force had a unified NATO chain of command under the political direction of the North Atlantic Council in consultation with non-NATO force contributors. The NATO countries were united that in the absence of the NATO Joint Guardian force at the core of any international security presence in Kosovo, the refugees would not return and the other NATO objectives would not be met. A NATO force at the core of an international security presence was regarded as the magnet to attract the refugees back. In the absence of a NATO force with American participation, it was the view of the US Government that it was unrealistic to think the Kosovar Albanians would disarm the KLA, something of great interest to Russia. The US believed that if NATO forces deployed, the rationale for the Kosovar Liberation Army having an armed force to protect itself against Serbs would disappear. The Rambouillet envisaged something like 2,500 Serb military and 2,500 police for a year, though with the commencement of Operation Allied Force NATO required all of those forces going, in views of the probability that the Kosovar Albanians would not come home to a situation where those same forces remain at their posts. NATO envisaged the standing up of thousands of Kosovar Albanian police, including possibly people from the KLA, who would be trained by the international community and could serve police functions.

NATO did not contemplate a partition of Kosovo. It had been unofficially suggested that one possible solution was a de facto partition of Kosovo whereby the Russians would patrol the north, the mineral-rich areas, and NATO would patrol the south.

Before Allied Force began operating, NATO had plans to put in a peacekeeping force of 28,000 people. Of that, 4,000 people would have been Americans. By mid-May 1999 NATO had reassessed its Op Plan for the Joint Guardian mission to see to what degree they would need reinforcement beyond the level that was originally foreseen for the KFOR [Kosovo force] international security presence in Kosovo. NATO had 16,000 troops deployed in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia trained for their mission as well as dealing with the enormous refugee inflow. Certain reinforcements from the UK and from Germany were arrived as of mid-May.

The NATO pre-deployment in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was conducted to be in a position to move very quickly into Kosovo to set up an initial military command structure and an initial infrastructure to get the basic functions going. The goal was not only for other NATO troops to come in quickly but also for the transition authority and for the humanitarian relief organizations, which in the very early stages would need a great deal of military back-up, to establish themselves by the time the NATO core element was on the ground in Kosovo.

My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 2000
To Month/Year
December / 2001
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
Units Participated in Operation

21st Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

65th Military Police Company

793rd Military Police Battalion

35th Military Police Company

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Abbott, Joseph, SPC, (1998-2003)
  • Acevedo, Angel, MAJ, (1982-2002)
  • Ackerman, Richard, SFC, (1985-2006)
  • Acosta, David, MAJ, (1998-Present)
  • Acosta, Ivan, CW2, (1996-Present)
  • Adame, Carlo, SSG, (1996-Present)
  • Adams, Alan, SFC, (1990-2011)
  • Adams, Brent, SSG, (1995-Present)
  • Adams, Martin, SFC, (1996-2008)
  • Afisov, Kostyantyn, SSG, (2000-2007)
  • Ahles, Joseph, SSG, (1988-Present)
  • Ake, Bob, SFC, (1992-Present)
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  • Aldama, Erick, 2LT, (1998-Present)
  • Aldous, Joseph, CW3, (1992-Present)
  • Alejandro, Miguel, Sgt, (2001-2008)
  • Alexander, Grady, SFC, (1998-Present)
  • Alexander, Ronald, MSG, (1986-Present)
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  • Alfrey, James, SGT, (1999-2007)
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  • Allen, James, MAJ, (1994-2008)
  • Allen, Jimmy, SFC, (1999-Present)
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