Deputy Director - COL Anthony Haager
Installation Management Command - Europe Region
COL Anthony (Tony) Haager is a 1988 ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from Illinois State University where he earned a commission in the Infantry.
His first assignment was with 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment in the Republic of Korea where he served as a Specialty Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Executive Officer. Upon returning to the United States, he was assigned as a Ranger Instructor to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion in Dahlonega, Georgia. He served as the Support Platoon Leader, U. S. Army Subject Matter Expert for Military Mountaineering, Battalion S3 Air, Platoon Leader, and Assistant Battalion S4. Following the Quartermaster Advanced Course in 1993, he again was assigned to the Republic of Korea as the Division CL VII Accountable Officer and HHC DISCOM Company Commander.
COL Haager joined the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in the summer of 1995 as the Regiment’s Support Operations Officer. He was then assigned as Commander of the Airborne Support Detachment in July of 1996, and transitioned as Commander A Company 4/160th SOAR(A). In 1998, COL Haager was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency where he served as a Strategic Intelligence Officer, Military Assistant to the Deputy Director of Intelligence and Chief, Operational Intelligence Crisis Center (OICC).
In 2001, COL Haager attended the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, followed by assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division as the Battalion Executive Officer of the 27th Main Support Battalion and later as the Brigade Operations Officer for the Division Support Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Baghdad, Iraq in support of Iraqi Freedom II. Following his deployment, COL Haager was selected to be the Professor of Military Science at the Georgia Military College. COL Haager’s latest assigned was Commander, United States Army Garrison in Schweinfurt, Germany.
COL Haager’s military education includes: Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger Course, Jumpmaster Course, the Quartermaster Officer Advance Course, Parachute Rigger Course, the Support Operations Officer Course, Joint Planner Course, and Command and General Staff College. He holds a BS degree in Marketing and an MS degree in Administration.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster). He has earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Rigger Badge, French Parachutist Badge, and Australian Parachutist Badge.