LIEUTENANT COLONEL ANTHONY N. FRASCO
Lieutenant Colonel Frasco was from Chicopee, Massachusetts and enlisted in the Marine Corps on 25 July 1988 and completed recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of the School of Infantry he received the MOS of 0311. In December of 1990 he was deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield where he served as a fire team leader for Company A, 1/25 and later assigned to Task Force Ripper, First Marine Division during Operation Desert Storm. Returning from deployment he maintained active status in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve while finishing his college degree requirements. In August of 1991 he was re-designated to the MOS of 0352 and served the remainder of his enlisted career as a squad leader for Regimental TOW Company, 25th Marines.
In May of 1993 he attended the Platoon Leaders Class Combined Course and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May of 1994. Upon completion of the Basic School, Quantico, VA, in September of 1995, he was assigned to Marine Air Training Support Group, Pensacola, FL. Upon completion of Aviation Indoctrination Training he was transferred to VT-28, NAS Corpus Christi where he completed primary and intermediate flight training. In August of 1997 he was reassigned to 1st Marine Regiment, First Marine Division. In November of 1998 he was selected to serve with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, MARFORPAC. Throughout his assignments at 1st Force Reconnaissance Company he participated in many MEU(SOC) , TSC and MEF level training exercises.
In April 2001 he was transferred to the Marine Security Guard Program and assumed the duties of the Executive Officer for Company D, (Department of State) Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. During his tour he completed over 50 comprehensive internal security inspections at U.S. Diplomatic Missions throughout the Western Hemisphere.
In April 2004 he assumed the duties as the Logistics Officer for I MEF HQ Group. During his tour with I-MHG he participated in 2 OIF deployments in Al Anbar province. In July 2006 he transferred to Newport, RI where he attended the Navy War College.
Following Newport he transferred back to Camp Pendleton to serve with U.S. Marine Forces Special Operations Command, were he served as the A/OIC & logistics Officer for 1st Special Missions Branch (SMB). During his time with SMB he was one of the lead planners that created, resourced and executed the RAVEN exercise for deploying Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOCs). In October of 2009 he transferred to Okinawa, Japan where he served as the Executive Officer, Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji and acting Installation Commander during Task Force Fuji’s FHDR execution in Operation Tomodachi.
Following Camp Fuji he was assigned to the AC/S G-4, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. In December of 2011 he returned to Camp Pendleton and assumed the billets of the Deputy and later the AC/S G-4 for First Marine Division. Throughout his tour with Division he was instrumental in instituting logistical planning and capability in support of the Division’s return to large scale exercise execution. In June of 2013 he took command of Region 9, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group. Under his charge at Region 9 he greatly enhanced individual tactical response effectiveness by instituting many advanced individual and collective small arms training events, hardening individual force protection measures and synthesizing, actionizing and sharing threat intelligence in a regional perspective. In August of 2015 he was Service nominated and assigned to the Deployable Training Division, Joint Force Development (J7) on the Joint Staff.
LtCol Frasco awards include: the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 silver stars in lieu of 6th award), Navy Commendation Medal (with gold star in lieu of 2nd award), Joint Service Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. He holds a B.S. degree in Criminal Law from Westfield State University, M.S. degree in National Security Studies from the Navy War College and is a Latin American Regional Area Officer. His wife Kerrie is from Presque Isle, Maine and they have a six year old son named Anthony, three year old daughter named Katelyn and a Japanese’s Dachshund named Sage.