Colonel Anthony Kanellis was commissioned as a Transportation Officer upon graduation from Alabama Military Academy Officer Candidate School class of 1982. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader. 307th Transportation Company (Heavy Helicopter), Birmingham, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments were: Aviation Staff Officer and later Flight Detachment Commander, 87th Maneuver Area Command. Birmingham, Alabama; Platoon Leader, Company B, 3d Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Waukesha, Wisconsin; Manpower Control Officer, Headquarters, United States Army Forces Command, Atlanta, Georgia; Manpower Analyst and later Operations Officer, Headquarters, United States Army Reserve Command, Atlanta, Georgia; Director of Reserve Components and later Deputy Jl and Headquarters Commandant, Special Operations Command, Atlantic Command. Norfolk, Virginia; Operations Research Analyst, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, DC; Legislative Affairs Officer, Office of the Chief. Army Reserve, Arlington, Virginia; Assistant Director, Enlisted Education Programs, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Washington, DC; Commander, Devens Reserve Forces Training Area, Devens, Massachusetts; Student, College of Naval Warfare, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island; Senior Research Analyst and Team Leader, Commission on the National Guard and Reserves, Arlington, Virginia; Senior Policy Advisor. Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Arlington, Virginia; and Special Assistant for Reserve Affairs. Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Staff, Washington, DC. | His military education consists of: Infantry Officer Basic Course, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff Course; United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Naval War College.