As the Superintendent for the Library Buildings and Grounds, Mr. Tony Edmonds oversees the operation, maintenance and preservation of the Library of Congress (LOC) facilities. This includes the day-to-day structural, mechanical and grounds care for the historic Thomas Jefferson Building, John Adams Building, James Madison Memorial Building, St. Cecilia Special Services Facilities Center, National Audio Visual Conservation Center and Collection Storage Modules.
Mr. Edmonds joined the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) as Director of the Office of Security Programs in 2017 and was selected for his current position in 2019. Before joining the AOC, Mr. Edmonds served in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, accumulating over 30 years of experience in executive leadership, facilities management, sustainability and oversight of critical infrastructure. His final Navy assignment was as Director, Facilities & Environmental at Navy Installations Command, where he was responsible for a $3.5-billion annual budget and all Facilities and Environmental programs, policies and resources for all Navy installations worldwide.
Mr. Edmonds previously served as Chief of Staff, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, where he coordinated all headquarters staff and functions for a 20,000-person organization, delivering over $15 billion in global facilities engineering, acquisition, asset management, public works and environmental services. As Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington, he led a 1,500-member team providing over $1 billion in annual construction, facilities and environmental support for nine military installations in the National Capital Region. In that capacity, he directed the facilities requirements and recovery in response to the Navy Yard shooting of 2013. While serving as Director of Facilities for the U.S. Marine Corps, he provided life-cycle facilities management and environmental support for all Marine Corps installations with over $50 billion of infrastructure and 2-million acres of real estate around the world. He commanded Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three and led 700 Seabees on deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan to provide contingency construction, convoy security and facilities support for U.S. and allied forces.
His earlier assignments included Design and Construction Manager at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia; Staff Civil Engineer at U.S. Naval Supply Depot, Guam; Environmental Officer at Navy Public Works Center Pearl Harbor; Company Commander and Officer-in-Charge of Deployment-for-Training Ethiopia with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seventy Four; Contingency Engineer at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany; Operations & Executive Officer at NAVFAC Midwest; and Chief Staff Officer of Naval Base Ventura County. During his Navy service, he was designated as a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, Joint Qualified Officer and Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer. His personal awards included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
Mr. Edmonds graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He subsequently earned a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in National Security & Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School as well as Seminar XXI through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.