Anthony Wallis hails from Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, a small suburb north of Milwaukee. From 2001 to 2005, he attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Minneapolis, receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, United States History and a minor in Spanish Studies. In the summer of 2010, Anthony received his Master’s degree In National Security from U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, RI. Mr. Wallis served over 6 years as a Congressional staffer from September of 2004 through December of 2010, serving on the staff of Senator Norm Coleman (MN), Representative Jim Ramstad (MN-03), Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) and the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives. In January 2011, Anthony accepted a position as Air National Guard Legislative Assistant at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), where he served for over a year learning about military personnel and Veteran benefits as well as the equipment challenges of the Air National Guard (ANG). While on staff, he was part of the effective lobbying team/effort to put the Chief of the National Guard Bureau (CNGB) as a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). In February of 2012, Anthony left NGAUS to fulfill his wish to help the Navy by accepting the position as Director of Legislation for the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN). While at AUSN, Anthony successfully increased funds in the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) for the Navy Reserve to procure vital equipment such as C-40A’s, helped save the procurement plan of two Virginia class (SSN-774) submarines in the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Appropriations bill, went on local TV circuits to help spread the message of the impact sequestration, and the Government shutdown, was and will have upon the Navy and Navy family community, as well as write and provide testimony before the various Armed Services, Appropriations and Veterans’ Affairs Committees of the House and Senate, advocating for the needs of our Navy, Navy Reserve, Sailors and Veterans during tough fiscal times.
In August of 2014, after over two years at AUSN, Anthony took the next step in his career and accepted a position as a National Security and Risk Consultant at American Bureau of Shipping Group (ABSG) Consulting. There, he expanded his knowledge of the maritime industry by performing Security, Safety and Risk Management assessments for clients ranging from the military community, oil/gas and energy industry, shipping as well as other Federal agencies that stand to have proper security, safety and risk mechanisms in place. At ABSG, Mr. Wallis was assigned tasking within the Department of Homeland (DHS), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, leading a team of 6 as a Project Manager. In June 2017, Mr. Wallis accepted a position as an Associate at the firm Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH). At BAH, he currently supports a variety of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) clients as a Congressional Subject Matter expert, providing Legislative Risk Management services to the Navy to help mitigate policy and budget risk emanating from Capitol Hill. He continues to assist the Navy through not only his everyday work functions, but in a volunteer role as the local DC Chapter Secretary of AUSN.