CBRN School Commandant

Commandant

COL (P) Andy Munera

Colonel (Promotable) Antonio (Andy) Munera received a Regular Army commission in May of 1991 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. His military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, the School for Advanced Military Studies and the US Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and Masters’ Degrees in Theater Operations and Strategic Studies.

In his 26 years of service to our nation, Colonel Munera served in a Variety of Command and staff positions.

His previous assignments include: Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and CBRN Officer in the 101st Airborne Division; Detachment Commander in the XVIII Airborne Corps; Infantry Company Commander and CBRN Officer in the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division; Battalion Operations Officer, Company Commander and Team Leader in the United States Army Technical Escort Unit (CBRNE); Chief of Plans for the 20th CBRNE Command; Branch Chief for Concepts, Studies and Analyses in the Joint Requirements Office for CBRN Defense, J8, Joint Staff; Commander of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant; Commander of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), 1st Infantry Division. While with the 4th MEB, he also served as the Commander of Task Force Operations, the lead element of the Federal Domestic CBRNE Response Force. Most recently, COL Munera served as the Security Sector Reform Chief as part of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq; followed by an assignment as the Senior Military Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Colonel Munera deployed in 1999 while a Company Commander in the 82d Airborne Division as part of Operation Joint Guardian in Kosovo; in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as the Plans Officer for the 75th WMD Exploitation Task Force; and back to Iraq in 2015 as part of Operation Inherent Resolve advising the Iraqi Government on Security Sector Reform.

Colonel Munera’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Joint Staff Identification Badge.

Colonel Munera is married and has two sons.

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