Master Gunnery Sergeant Anthony Guisao was born in Manhattan, New York. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1993 and attended Marine Recruit Training at Parris Island, SC.
MGySgt Guisao has served as an Infantryman; Reconnaissance Platoon Sergeant; Marine Special Operations Team Chief; Marine Special Operations Company Operations Chief; Marine Special Operations Instructor; Special Activities Manager; Marine Raider Regiment Command Senior Enlisted Leader; Combine Joint Special Operations Command Senior Enlisted Leader; Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director of Operations Marine Special Operations Command; and presently the Marine Special Operations Command Senior Enlisted Advisor (SOF). His deployments include: Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Iraq.
MGySgt Guisao has been assigned to the following units: 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines and 1st Marine Regiment Reconnaissance Detachment in Camp Pendleton; 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, and 2nd Special Operations Training Group, Marine Special Operations Command – Marine Special Operations School and 2nd Marine Raider Battalion in Camp Lejeune; Joint Special Operations Command in Ft. Bragg; Marine Raider Regiment and is currently assigned to the Marine Forces Special Operations Command in Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune.
MGySgt Guisao's military and civilian education includes Basic Reconnaissance Course; Basic Airborne Course; U.S. Army Ranger School; Special Forces Military Freefall Parachutist Course; Marine Combatant Diver Course; Advanced Special Operations Technique Course; Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education; Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy; and Joint Special Operations University Summit Course. He is currently enrolled in the University of Charleston, West Virginia, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
MGySgt Guisao's personal awards include 3 Bronze Stars; 2 Defense Meritorious Service Medals; 2 Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals (1 with Combat Distinguishing Device for Valor); 2 Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals; 4 Combat Action Ribbons; 8 Good Conduct Medals; and 11 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. The following devices have been awarded: Navy/Marine Corps Gold Parachutist Badge; Marine Combatant Diver Pin; and the Marine Special Operations Insignia.