From Defusing IEDs to Practicing Diplomacy

Start: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:00 PM
End:   Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:30 PM

You are cordially invited to a brown bag lunch with

Anthony DeMarino, SSgt, USAF (Retired)

to discuss
From Defusing IEDs to Practicing Diplomacy

May 18, 2011
12:00-2:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.

Anthony DeMarinoAnthony DeMarino was born and raised in Berea, Ohio, a town just outside of Cleveland.  At age 18, in 2002, Anthony enlisted in the United States Air Force and took the job of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician.  Anthony served two tours of duty in Iraq, and after suffering a combat related injury was medically retired from the Air Force in 2010.  At the time of his retirement Anthony was Staff Sergeant, Team Leader, EOD Craftsman.

Assignment History:

2002-2003: NAVSCOLEOD Eglin AFB, FL
2003-2005: Ramstein Air Base, Germany
2005-2010: Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Aug 2006-Jan 2007: Balad Air Base, Iraq
April 2008-Nov 2008: Sather Air Base, Iraq
Feb 2010-Nov 2010: NAVSCOLEOD Instructor

Education & Training History:

2002: Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, TX
2002-2003: NAVSCOLEOD, EOD Apprentice Course
2008: Airman Leadership School, Eglin AFB, FL
2008: EOD Craftsman Course, Eglin AFB, FL
2009: Associate's Degree of Applied Science, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology, Community College of the Air Force

Anthony is currently enrolled in the Washington Semester Program at American University, with an area of study in Islam and World Affairs.  This spring, he took a three-week trip to Turkey and Jordan as a part of this program.