MAJ Amoreena York is a visiting military analyst at FDD. From 2018 to 2019 she served as the Aviation Company Commander, Task Force Sinai, assigned to the Multinational Force & Observers in the Sinai, Egypt. The 13 contingent Multinational Force & Observers serves to supervise the implementation of the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace. From 2016 to 2018, MAJ York served as the Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion 212th Aviation Regiment. The 212th Aviation Regiment is the U.S. Army’s only UH-60 Blackhawk Training Battalion located in Fort Rucker, Alabama providing academic and flight instruction to future U.S. Army and allied aviators.
Prior to that, she served four years at the brigade-level and below in the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade stationed on Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany culminating as the Battalion Executive Officer of the 5th Battalion 158th Aviation Regiment until the unit’s deactivation in 2016. As the only permanently stationed combat aviation brigade in Europe, the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade trained and conducted aviation operations in support of EUCOM, CENTCOM, AFRICOM, NATO, and other contingency locations. She deployed to Afghanistan three times with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade operating in Regional-Command South and Train, Advise, and Assist Command-North and East.
MAJ York holds a Master of Art in Military Art and Science – Art of War Scholar from the Command and General Staff College and will attend the Secretary of Defense’s Strategic Thinkers Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies with a focus on Strategic Studies in the Fall of 2019.