Capt. Anthony Ripley is currently serving as the Science and Technology Lead for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office. His more than 20 years of military service includes serving as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator and Search and Rescue Swimmer in the U.S. Navy, as well as serving as a Maintenance Materiel Control Officer, Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Airframes and Aviation Life Support Systems Division Officer, and HAZMAT officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His service has also included multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Capt. Ripley holds B.S. degrees in criminal justice and sociology from the University of Idaho, as well an M.S. in management and certifications in energy and defense systems analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.