Col. Anthony Pollio Jr., Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood
Col. Anthony Pollio Jr. is a native of Long Island, New York and enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Laotian Linguist Interrogator in 1993. He was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer from Officer Candidate School in 1997.
His most recent assignment was the Director of G3X – Sensitive Activities for United States Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER).
Prior to his arrival at ARCYBER, Pollio was assigned to the Cyber Directorate, G3/5/7, Headquarters Department of the Army, where he served as the Executive Officer. His previous assignments include Squadron Executive Officer, Brigade Executive Officer, and Director for Counterintelligence and Security within the U.S. Army Office of Military Support; Liaison Officer to the Central Intelligence Agency; three rotations as a Mission Commander deployed supporting Joint Special Operations Task Forces for Afghanistan, Horn of Africa, and South America; Deputy Task Force Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority for Multinational Forces – Iraq; Assistant S3, Analysis and Control Element Operations Officer, and Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Company Commander for 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, Hawaii; Deputy S2, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division; Deputy S3, 311th Military Intelligence Battalion, 101st Airborne Division; and Company Executive Officer, 751st Military Intelligence Battalion, Korea.
Col. Pollio is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Airborne School; Air Assault School; the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course; the Naval Command and Staff Course; the Counterintelligence Officer Course; the Combined Arms Services and Staff School; Pollio earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with minors in math and computer science from Hofstra University; a Master of Science degree in Defense Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School; and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
He also completed the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development; the Harvard Business School Program for Negotiation; the Georgetown University Program for Project Management; and the State Department, Foreign Service Institute, Program for Laotian Language Studies.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster; the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster; the Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster; the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster; the Basic Parachutist Badge; and the Air Assault Badge.