Lieutenant General (Ret.) Anthony Ierardi


Lt. General Anthony “Tony” Ierardi (Ret.) currently leads Strategic Partner Engagement for Rebellion Defense, a Washington D.C.-based defense software products company, and serves as an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security.

Lt. Gen. Ierardi served in the U.S. military for more than 37 years. Before his retirement, Lt. Gen. Ierardi was the Joint Staff’s J-8 Director. He led Joint Chiefs of Staff requirements oversight, budgets, military net assessments, and formulation of options for the Defense Department’s annual budget and long-range investment programs. Prior to his role at the J-8, Lt. Gen. Ierardi served as the Deputy Chief of Staff G-8 of the United States Army and commanded the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

Earlier in his career, Lt. Gen. Ierardi deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Deputy Commander for Programs, Combined Security Transition Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, and with the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Operation Desert Storm.

Lt. Gen. Ierardi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Washington and Lee University and Master’s degrees from Georgetown University and the Naval War College.