Tony & Staci O'Brien live in Pembroke, Mass. with their children Anthony & "James Donald" named after their Dads. Tony is a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander & a nonprofit executive. He is a former County Commissioner & serves on the Pembroke Advisory (Finance) Committee. Staci is a nurse whose family are longtime fundraisers for breast cancer research. Giving back for their many blessings is the cause of their lives.
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Tony joined the Marine Corps inspired by his Dad, "Deacon Don", who served with 1st Marine Air Wing in Korea. Tony served in the infantry (1st Battalion, 5th Regiment & 1st Recon Bn.) then was selected
for transfer to the Navy, graduated
from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUD/S Class 156) & was assigned to SEAL Team 5.
Navy SEALs are highly-trained in diving, demolitions & parachuting in hazardous conditions for crisis response, disaster relief,
and search & rescue missions.
A veteran of the Gulf War, Kosovo conflict, & several other operations, he trained in 25 states, deployed to 30 countries, & worked with Secret Service details for 3 US Presidents. He completed Navy Diving School, San Diego CA; Army Airborne Course, Army Jumpmaster School & Army Ranger School (Class 11-00) at Ft. Benning GA; Army Freefall (HALO) Parachutist Course, Ft. Bragg NC; and Command & Staff College, Quantico VA.
At Ranger School, he was selected for the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Association of the U.S. Army. He earned his FAA pilot license in Columbia SC.
His decades of leadership, staff & executive experience includes management of hundreds of personnel and multi-million dollar budgets & facilities, conducting training in dozens of states & operations in dozens of countries, and assisting many businesses & charities.
His service awards include US Presidential Commendation, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, NATO Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal & other personal, unit & campaign awards. He was selected National Officer of the Year in 1997 by the Association of the U.S. Navy.
Tony was selected for the US Presidential Management Fellowship with the Department of Energy in Washington DC & served as a Budget Analyst coordinating a $15 billion budget in support of world-wide operations.
His public service experience includes having served on the Board of County Commissioners in Plymouth, Mass. managing county personnel and multimillion dollar budgets & facilities in coordination with state & local officials. He led decreases to the budget every
year for 4 years with increases to services - savings & services that benefited the state, 27 towns & 300,000 taxpayers.
As Chairman of the County Board, Commissioner O'Brien directed highly successful $60 million economic & energy loan programs - at no expense
to taxpayers - that created hundreds of jobs & solved local problems for significant revenues for towns & businesses and more savings for taxpayers.
He has also served as a nonprofit executive for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) leading improvements to veterans' recognition & benefits including homeless, shelters & food pantry programs; and serves on the town Advisory (Finance) Committee balancing & reducing the $56m Budget, solving budget problems & proposing related policies year-round with town Dept. Heads.
A life-long conservative, Tony is a Republican who advocates for improving government to improve people's lives including term limits,
tax reform, voter ID & limited government (less bailouts, less debt,
less taxes, less military intervention) which increases individual responsibility, civil liberties, states' rights & free markets - which will help our government, economy & jobs - especially for future generations. As we say in the Boy Scouts, we should leave the campsite - and our society - better than when we found it!
Contact cell (508) 868-2547 AnthonyThomasOBrien@yahoo.com PO Box 18 Pembroke Ma 02359 www.facebook.com/TonyStaciO'Brien