Maj. Anthony D. Mini is the commander of the 182nd Communications Flight, 182nd Airlift Wing, in Peoria, Ill. He is responsible for leading, supervising and supporting the management of the Air Force-provisioned portion of the Department of Defense Information Networks and Enterprise Information Environment mission area to meet mission readiness and warfighting capabilities.
Maj. Mini began his military career in 2001 as an enlisted member serving as a command and control systems operator specialist, cyber systems surety craftsman, client systems craftsman and cyber systems operations craftsman. In 2004, he activated for two years in support of Operation Noble Eagle and participated in homeland security operations. He was selected for commissioning in 2010 and currently serves as a commander. Maj. Mini served as the Air National Guard Communication Field Advisory Committee chairman from 2016-2018. He is a life member of the National Guard Association of Illinois and the National Guard Association of the United States.
In 2019, Maj. Mini deployed overseas as the cyber operations flight commander in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He has been activated for state active duty multiple times to provide cyber security support to the state of Illinois. He serves his community as a hockey coach and Lincoln’s Challenge Academy mentor. Prior to his current position, the major served as a cyber systems security craftsman with the 182nd Communications Flight, 182nd Airlift Wing, in Peoria, Ill.
2001 Communications-Computer Systems Operations Specialist course, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2004 Associate of Arts and Science, Illinois Central College, East Peoria
2005 Bachelor of Arts, Management, University of Illinois, Springfield
2005 Airman Leadership School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Associate of Applied Science, Information Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Non-Commissioned Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Academy of Military Science, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 Undergraduate Cyber Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2018 Master of Science, Government Information Leadership, National Defense University, Washington
2018 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. January 2001–October 2011, Cyber Operations, 182nd Communications Flight, Peoria, Ill.
2. October 2011–Present, Commander, 182nd Communications Flight, Peoria, Ill. (July 2019–January 2020,
Operations Flight Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing,
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
STATE AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Illinois Military Long and Honorable Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon with “7” device
Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon
National Guard Association of Illinois (lifetime member)
National Guard Association of the United States (lifetime member)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP (ISC)2
Chief Information Officer, CIO Certificate (NDU)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cyber Ops
Information Technology Infrastructure Library Certified (ITIL v3)
Private Pilot License
Security+ Certified (CompTIA)
Six Sigma, Certified Green Belt
USAF Cyber 200
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Oct. 21, 2011
First Lieutenant Oct. 21, 2013
Captain Oct. 21, 2015
Major Nov. 1, 2019
(Current as of July 2020)