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Major Anthony L. Forshier

MAJ Forshier is originally from Champaign, Illinois. He entered military service in April 1997 with an enlistment in the Illinois Army National Guard at the age of 17. After high school, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning both a Bachelor of Arts in History and an Army ROTC commission as an Active Duty Armor officer. His duty assignments include Armor Platoon Leader, Cavalry Troop Executive Officer, Mechanized Infantry Company Commander, National Training Center Desk Officer, Brigade Plans Officer, Stryker Infantry Battalion Operations and Executive Officer, Secretary of the General Staff, Brigade Maneuver Training Officer, and is currently serving as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MAJ Forshier’s Operational Deployments include three tours to Operation Iraqi Freedom. He enjoys travel, lifelong learning, new experiences and anything involving scuba diving.

MAJ Forshier’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Army Reserve Component Achievement Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Basic Airborne Parachutist Badge.