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LtCol Robert Black NYNM (Ret)

Title: Senior Associate/Operations

Company: AIS LLC – Applied Integrated Security (Associates)

Location: Tenafly, New Jersey, United States






  • 1st Battalion, 1st Marines RVN Association
  • Battle of Hué Veterans
  • Businessmen’s Roundtable
  • Columbia University
  • Ends of the Earth
  • Huguenot Society of South Carolina
  • InfraGard
  • ‘Iolani
  • Khe Sanh Veterans Association
  • Marine Corps Association
  • Marine Society of the City of New York
  • Military Order of the World Wars
  • Naval Academy Association of New York
  • Naval Order of the United States
  • Navy League of the United States
  • New York Naval Militia
  • Society of Colonial Wars in the State of South Carolina
  • Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
  • United States Marines Corps
  • United States Naval Academy
  • United States Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation
  • United States Naval Institute
  • United States Navy
  • United States Seagoing Marine Association
  • USS Intrepid Former Crew Members Association Inc.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2023)
  • Recipient, War Cross, Society of Colonial Wars (2023)
  • Designation, Grand Officer, Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (2019)
  • Certification, Improvised Explosive Devices, Department of Homeland Security (2012)
  • Certification, Vessel, Company, and Facility Security Officer, United States Coast Guard (2011)
  • Certification,  Weapons of Mass Destruction/HAZMAT, Federal Emergency Management Agency-NYNM (2010) 
  • Designation, Referee Foil/Epee/Sabre, US Fencing Association (NGB/USOC), NCAA, ECAC, NJIFOA (1991-2010)
  • Certification, Port Awareness Security Course, New York Police Department, Division of Counterterrorism (2009)
  • Recipient, Award of Merit for Group Achievement, United States Department of the Navy (2009)
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, Governor of the State of New York (2009)
  • Recipient, Fencing Medals (Gold/Silver/Bronze), NJ Division USFA and Garden State Games (1990-2003)
  • Designation, Announcer, NCAA National Fencing Championships, Drew University (2004, 2002)
  • Designation, Administrator, Private Enterprise Executive Development Grants, US Agency for International Development (1982-1987)
  • Designation, Project Director/Administrator, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant (1978-1981)
  • Designation, Recorder, Multinational Corporations Working Group, Council on Foreign Relations (1976)
  • Designation, Rapporteur, University Seminar on the Atlantic Community, Columbia University (1975-1976) 
  • Certification, European Studies, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (1974)
  • Recipient, Lehman Fellowship, State of New York (1970-1974)
  • Designation, International Fellow, Columbia University (1970-1971)
  • Designation, Olmsted Scholar, United States Marine Corps (1968)
  • Recipient, Silver Star Medal, President of the United States (1968)
  • Recipient, Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star, Republic of Vietnam (1968)
  • Recipient, Presidential Unit Citation with Bronze Star, President of the United States (1968, 1967)
  • Recipient, Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam (1967-1968)
  • Recipient, Civil Action Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam (1967-1968)
  • Recipient, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, United States Marine Corps (1967-1968)
  • Recipient, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Republic of Vietnam (1967-1968)
  • Recipient, Combat Action Ribbon, United States Marine Corps (1967)
  • Certification, Vietnamese Studies, Defense Language Institute (1967)
  • Recipient, Letter of Commendation, Hurricane Inez Relief, U.S. Amphibious Forces (1966)
  • Designation, Coordinator Relief Operations (Ashore Haiti), Hurricane Inez Relief (1966)
  • Designation, Commando Hubert, Commandos Marines Françaises (1966)
  • Designation, Certified Nuclear Weapons Security Officer, United States Navy (1964)
  • Designation, Foil Semifinalist, US Olympic Trials, FDU Teaneck (1st set) (1964)
  • Recipient, National Defense Service Medal (1963)
  • Recipient, Gold Medals, 3-Weapon (Iron Man) & Foil Champions’ Cups, Maryland (1963)
  • Certification, Interpreter of French, U.S. Naval Academy (1963)
  • Certification, Instructor, Computing Science, U.S. Naval Academy (1963)
  • Designation, Interpreter (French), Boarding Teams, Naval Blockade of Cuba (1962)
  • Certification, Mine Warfare, École de Mines de Guerre, Belgian Navy (1962)

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