Chairman of the Board. United States War Dogs Association, Inc.
President November 2000 –January 2021.
Ronald L. Aiello served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1964 to 1970. During this period Ron had the honor of servingwith the First Marine Scout Dog Platoon.
He and his dog Stormy were one of the first thirty Marine Scout Dog Teams to be deployed to Vietnam in early 1966.
In the year 2000, Ron and four other Vietnam Veteran dog handlers formed The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. which is a nonprofit organization of former and current US military dog handlers and supporting members. The United States War Dogs Association is committed to promoting the long history of the military service dogs, establishing permanent war dog memorials, and educating the public about the invaluable service of these Military Working Dogs to our country.
Since founding the United States War Dogs Association, Ron has been guiding his organization as president, making decisions on a daily basisto make sure that our US Military Working Dog Teams who are deployed to the Middle East are receiving complete support through “Operation Military Care, K9”. Thisa program that supports U. S. Military Working Dog Teams who are deployed to the Middle East, in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait through care packages and letter-writing correspondence. Ron has been a consultant for numerous, film producers, screenwriters, book authors, and national and local newspapers. His expertise in the world of training and Military Working Dogs makes him in high demand.
Ron in 2012 Co-authored with Lance M. Bacon, “Hero Dogs” Secret Missions, Selfless Service.
He has also been on numerous television shows and has done many radio interviews, promoting Operation Military Care, K9, explaining why Military Working Dogs are an asset to the Armed Forces of America.
Ron’s background in military war dog service and his dedication to honoring the memory of the service and sacrifice of the US Military Working Dogs gives him a unique perspective that he can use to educate the public on the history of military war dogs.