Marine Corps


Colonel Anthony “Tony” Henderson

Colonel Anthony Henderson is a decorated infantry officer, who is currently serving as the Branch Head for Current and Future Operations, Plans, Policy, and Operations in Headquarters Marine Corps, Quantico, VA.  He has extensive operational experience to include two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and two in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.  Tony’s diverse experiences include serving in positions of increase responsibilities from command and staff assignments throughout Headquarters Marine Corps and the Department of Defense.  Command assignments include the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU); ACS CJ-3/5 for the Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan; and Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 24th MEU.  Some of his other assignments include Executive Officer, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines; Operations Officer, 2d Marine Regiment; Commander, Headquarters and Service Company and as Rifle Company Commander, Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3d Battalion, 2d Marines, 26th MEU (SOC).  A Joint Qualified Officer, Tony has served as Special Assistant to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and Current Operations Planner for Europe and NATO.  His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, gold star in lieu of second award, Bronze Star Medal with “V” for valor, gold star in lieu of second award, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with “V” for valor, gold star in lieu of second award and Combat Action Ribbon, bronze device in lieu of second award.   A native of Washington, D.C., Tony received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Southern University and A&M College.  Tony is also a distinguished graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School and holds Masters of Science degrees in Strategy and Policy from the Naval and National War Colleges.  His wife, Sonja, is also a graduate of the National War College and together they have six children.

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