LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANTHONY B. FALCON
Commander, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony B. Falcon was raised in Florida. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in 2003 with a degree in Computer Science and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Lieutenant Colonel Falcon’s first operational assignment was to 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, where he served as the fire control platoon leader, and selected as aide de camp to the commander, Joint Task Force North. After graduating from the ADA Captain’s Career course, he deployed with 11th ADA Brigade to the Joint Air Operations Center in Qatar in Support of the Doha Asian games. Afterward, he commanded Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 7th ADA Regiment, and deployed as the first commander of Patriot Site 6, establishing the first Army presence on Shaike Isa Air Base, Bahrain. Additionally, he held assignments in 31st, 69th, and 108th ADA Brigades. His other assignments include forward deployed NATO Training Mission Afghanistan liaison officer for the Joint Multinational Training Center; instructor and branch chief for the Combined Arms Training Center Bavaria; battalion executive officer for 6th Battalion, 52nd ADA Regiment; operations officer for 35th ADA Brigade; deputy ADA chief for 2nd Infantry Division; and chief of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Airspace Command and Control Proponent Office. Most recently, he performed duties as the ADA action officer for Headquarters, Department of the Army, Contingency Operations directorate in the Pentagon.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals.