Featuring Keynote Speaker Major General Al T. Aycock, Retired United States Army, National Outstanding Eagle Scout.
in celebration of
The Tuscarora Council's
Friends of Scouting
to be held at
Walnut Creek Country Club
508 Lakeshore Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534
on Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00PM Social Hour
RSVP by calling 919.734.1714 by Friday, April 13
Al Aycock was raised in Goldsboro where he was a member of Troop 11 chartered by St Luke Methodist Church. He was a founding member of Explorer Post 99 on Seymour Johnson AFB. Al earned the Eagle Scout rank in Tuscarora Council.
Al graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978 where he was Captain of the nationally ranked USMA Parachute Team. He commanded Airborne units in the 82nd Airborne Division, Special Forces, the Fort Bragg Garrison, and in Korea. Al commanded an airborne anti-armor company in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was the Honor Graduate from his Special Forces Qualification Class and commanded a military freefall Special Forces Team. Al commanded the Special Forces Company responsible for tactical field training of all new Green Berets. He later commanded the Special Forces Battalion responsible for advanced skills Special Operations training in military freefall, underwater operations, close quarters combat, sniper, and survival.
Al commanded the Fort Bragg Garrison, the largest Army post by population. During his tenure, the post earned 2 Army Community of Excellence streamers, an award for the top 5% of Army posts. Upon promotion to Brigadier General, Al commanded all the Army posts in Korea also earning Army Community of Excellence awards. He then commanded U.S. Special Operations Command-Korea during a period of heightened tension with North Korea.
He served in wartime with the 3rd U.S. Army (Patton’s Own) forward deployed in theater with mission travel throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Qatar, and Bahrain. Al would next serve as the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for the organization that runs all Army Installations world-wide. Upon promotion to Major General, Al served in the Pentagon as the longest serving Director of Operations for Army posts while transforming how the Army managed energy programs, facility construction and maintenance, the training of other General Officers who run Army posts.
Over his career, Al was awarded 2 Distinguished Service Medals, 1 Defense Superior Service Medal, 3 Legions of Merit, 6 Meritorious Service Medals, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal among other medals. Al earned the Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab. He graduated from Fayetteville State University with a Master of Education and from the U.S. Army War College with a Master of Strategic Studies
During his time in service, Al supported Scouting on military installations. He served as the Cubmaster for Pack 118 at Fort Belvoir, the largest Pack in the National Capitol Area Council. He hosted numerous Webelos Crossover and Eagle Court of Honor ceremonies. Al set up programs through post volunteer offices to assist Life Scouts with their Eagle projects, and was awarded the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award by the Tuscarora Council on February 22, 2018.
Al retired as an Army Major General after serving over 37 years of active duty with 21 of those years on Airborne status. After retirement, MG Al Aycock continued his service to our community and nation by serving on numerous civic and charity organization boards before returning to duty again as a Senior Executive Service Civilian in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.