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Antonio M. Edmonds, PE

Director
Office of Security Programs
Antonio M. Edmonds, PE is AOC's Director, Office of Security Programs.

As the Director, Office of Security Programs, Mr. Tony Edmonds is responsible for the Architect of the Capitol's security programs and infrastructure, for interagency emergency preparedness, and for the management and operation of the buildings, grounds and security enhancements supporting the U.S. Capitol Police and other resiliency requirements.

Before joining the Architect of the Capitol in 2017, 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.