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Col. (ret.) Anthony B. Basile, United States Air Force

Strategic Consultant

Colonel Anthony Basile serves RedLand Strategies, Inc. as a strategic consultant to a variety of clients on issues related to aviation, safety, crisis management, and media relations.

In addition, Colonel Basile serves as Director of Operations for the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance, Inc. (NUAIR).  A non-profit corporation, NUAIR leads a coalition of New York and Massachusetts aerospace industry and academic institutions, working together to establish a site for the testing and certification of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and the training of their operators.


A 1977 graduate of Fordham University, Bronx, NY, Colonel Basile is a resident of Manlius, NY.  After completing undergraduate pilot training in 1981, he spent 29 years with the 174th Fighter Wing, Syracuse, NY, serving as its commander from 2003 until 2008.  While at the 174th, Colonel Basile accumulated 4000 hours flying the unit’s A-10 and F-16 aircraft. He has logged 67 combat sorties, including 51 during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  Among his numerous military awards are the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor, Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal with 4 devices.


From 2008 to until his retirement in 2010, Colonel Basile was assigned as Chief of Staff, New York Air National Guard (NYANG), headquartered in Latham, NY.  In this position, he was the senior air officer responsible for the successful mission accomplishment of the NYANG:  5 flying wings and air defense sector totaling 6000 airmen, 75 aircraft and 9 installations: $5 billion dollars in resources and $450 million dollars in annual budgets. 


In this capacity, Colonel Basile served as the primary advisor to The Adjutant General, New York, in all matters dealing with the NYANG, both in execution of its federal mission supporting the global war on terrorism and federal disaster relief taskings, and its Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA) state mission responding to taskings from the Governor of New York State for domestic homeland security issues.


Colonel Basile was the Airport Service Group Manager for C&S Engineers, Inc., Syracuse, NY, from 2010 through the end of 2013, overseeing the engineering, planning, design, and construction of the firm’s 30 regional airport clients. 

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