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The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania

Major General Anthony J. Carrelli assumed duties as The Adjutant General on January 14, 2016, and was confirmed by the Senate of Pennsylvania as the 53rd Adjutant General of Pennsylvania on June 29, 2016.  In this cabinet-level position with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, headquartered at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pa, General Carrelli is responsible for the command, control and supervision of National Guard units – Army and Air – allocated to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, six state-owned Veterans’ homes, and programs for Pennsylvania’s nearly 800,000 veterans.

General Carrelli graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1985. He served in the active duty Air Force for several years as a T-37, AT-38, and A-10 pilot. Following his release from active duty, General Carrelli joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard where he served as commander of both the 111th Fighter Wing and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, and Deputy Adjutant General – Air, before assuming duties as The Adjutant General. General Carrelli has deployed in numerous operations to include Desert Storm, Southern Watch, and most recently, Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

1985, Bachelors of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
1989, Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
1995, Masters of Aviation Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL (Correspondence)
2001, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL (Correspondence)
2005, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL (Correspondence) 

1. 1985-1986, Student Pilot, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB, TX
2. 1986-1990, T-37 Instructor Pilot, 35th Flying Training Squadron, Reese AFB, TX
3. 1990-1991, A-10 Pilot, 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
4. 1991-1992, A-10 Pilot, 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC
5. 1992-1995, T-37 Pilot Instructor Pilot, 559th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph AFB, TX
6. 1995-1997, A-10 Pilot, 354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
7. 1997-1999, A-10 Pilot, 357th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
8. 1999-2003, A-10 Pilot, 103rd Fighter Squadron, Willow Grove ARS, PA
9. 2003-2006, Commander, 111th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Willow Grove ARS, PA
10. 2006-2009, Commander, 111th Maintenance Group, Willow Grove ARS, PA
11. 2009-2012, Commander, 111th Fighter Wing, Willow Grove ARS, PA
12. 2012-2013, Commander, 171st Air Refueling Wing, Coraopolis, PA
13. 2013 – 2016, Deputy Adjutant General – Air, Headquarters Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Annville, PA
14. 2016 – present, The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight Hours: More than 4,500
Aircraft Flown: A/OA-10, T-37, T-38, AT-38B, KC-135

Distinguished Service Medal (Air Force)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Gallant Unit Citation
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor with seven oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Award
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon – Short Tour with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/Gold Border with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with six ‘M’ devices, one silver hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Force Training Ribbon
Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal
Pennsylvania State Service Medal
Pennsylvania Maj Gen Thomas R. White, Jr. Medal
Pennsylvania Gen Thomas J. Stewart Medal

Second Lieutenant May 29, 1985
First Lieutenant May 29, 1987
Captain May 29, 1989
Major February 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel April 20, 2001
Colonel October 1, 2007
Brigadier General July 23, 2013
Major General July 31, 2017


Updated November 15, 2017