Anthony Armelino Jr. serves as the program manager for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities and Families at Syracuse University. The aim of the program is to open the door to economic opportunity for our veterans and their families by developing their competencies in creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture.
A U.S. Army veteran, Armelino served over the past 15 years as both a Non-Commissioned Officer and Engineer Officer in the active and reserve components. Prior to his time on active duty, Armelino served as a reserve NCO as a combat engineer in Oswego, NY. While on active duty, Armelino held positions ranging from area clearance platoon leader, company commander, battalion senior operations officer and assistant division engineer at Fort Hood, TX; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; and Fort Drum, NY. In 2010, he deployed to Southern Afghanistan and served as the battle captain for a team of over 1,100 route clearance soldiers. His unit ensured freedom of movement for coalition forces and civilians by eliminating the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threat on main thoroughfares. His unit was subsequently awarded the Valorous Unit Award. Armelino continues to serve today as a staff Observer, Controller, and Trainer (OC/T) in the reserve component.
Upon transitioning from active duty in 2015, Armelino worked as a department manager and purchasing supervisor at a private insulation and fireplace company in Houston, TX. In his previous role, Armelino managed 15 employees and three sub-contractors in one of our nation’s most challenging housing industries. He oversaw daily installation of residential and commercial insulation products in new construction projects, quality control, and retro-fit installs at residences; profiting despite a housing recession in the Houston market. He also negotiated multi-million dollar purchasing agreements with global manufacturers of insulation products.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from State University of New York at Oswego and a master’s in Geological Engineering from Missouri Science and Technology. In addition, he is an active member of Team Red, White, and Blue; an organization that enriches the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through social and physical activity.
Armelino is married to the former Bethany Barber of Liverpool, NY; together they have three crazy children and a pet cocker spaniel.