Bio: Northup, Aaron (19 Jan. 2011)

Clark County Press, Neillsville, Clark, WI

January 19, 2011, Page 4

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Captain Aaron Northup is new Company Commander at MRMC



Captain Aaron Northup


USAMRMC Capt. Aaron Northup assumed command of Headquarters Company, U. S. Army Medical Research and Material Command at Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD January 11, 2011.  In this position, Northup will oversee the day-to-day operations of all active duty soldiers serving at MRMC.


Northup is the youngest of seven children and hails from Neillsville. He enlisted in the U. S. Army at the age of 17 and spent four years in the Infantry before changing his focus to the Medical Service Corps, where he worked in construction management and medical logistics.  In addition, Northup spent time in Germany and Iraq as well as served as the Aide-de-Camp to Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker and Maj. Gen. Carla G. Hawley-Bowland.  In addition to his family, he takes great pride in the fact that he truly enjoys his job.  He says that every job he has held has been a good job and that he has never had a bad job.


Northup’s approach to his role as the company commander is one of leadership, maintenance and care.


"Leaders are there to lead," said Northup, "and they should do so by being an example and setting the standard."  He added that it is vitally important to never lose sight of the soldier because the soldier is the entire reason for the work at MRMC.


In this new role, his primary goal is to support the everyday activities of soldiers so they are able to focus on the overall MRMC mission. For Northup, this is a great opportunity to build the company and ensure it is operating smoothly and effectively.  He intends to accomplish his goal by following the rules and regulations that have been established by the U. S. Army in a straightforward and honest manner.  He describes himself as a "black and white kind of guy" who will do whatever is necessary in order for the company to be successful.


In his spare time, Northup enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and maintaining an active life; he is an avid golfer and also enjoys skiing, snowboarding and traveling.


Aaron is the son of Dale and Diane Northup of Marshfield and the grandson of Melba Campbell of Neillsville.  He is a 1995 graduate of Neillsville High School.





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