Anthony graduated from Larkin High School in 2008, He joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Sep 21, 2009 and was active duty until Oct. 1, 2013. During his time in the Marine Corps he learned many skills and traits. The biggest thing he learned was leadership on and off the battlefield. He was exposed to how management should interact with their subordinates. The best leaders is someone who can learn from and listen to their lower level workers. During his active duty time, he received a combat action ribbon, while deployed to Sangin Valley, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011.
He began his college education at Elgin Community College and then transferred to Loyola University Chicago in January of 2016 and graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Criminology. After obtaining his bachelors from Loyola, he continued his education at DePaul University in Chicago to obtain his Paralegal. His long-term plan is to attend Law School, so he can continue to help and serve his community.
While at Loyola he took an internship with the criminal justice department. He was accepted to an internship position at Kane County Sheriff's Office in St. Charles, Illinois. He learned a lot of everyday duties a Sheriff's Deputy needs to do before the end of their work shift and interacted with all their specialized divisions of law enforcement.
He is currently the Director of Operations at the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Anthony is the current Chair for the City of Elgin's Police and Fire Commission and board member and one of the founders for a local non-profit called Friends of Masons. He also served on the Illinois Veteran's Advisory Council and Anthony also volunteered as a COVID-19 Case Investigator with the Kane County Health Department at the height of the pandemic in 2020.
Anthony when he was doing cold mountain training in the Sierra Nevada Mountain.
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