Rear Adm. Anthony Carullo is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, and was raised in Central Florida. He enlisted in the Navy in 1986. He is a 1991 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering under the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program. He holds a Master of Science in Management from Troy University, and he is a fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI.
His operational assignments include command of Task Force 69 in Naples, Italy and USS Greeneville (SSN 772) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He also served aboard USS Cincinnati (SSN 693) and USS Greeneville (SSN 772) as division officer; USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) as engineer officer; and USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) (GOLD) as executive officer.
His staff assignments included duty as deputy commander and chief of staff for Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as well as director of maritime operations; special assistant (Personnel Policy and Training) to the Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program; executive assistant to the Director of Undersea Warfare (OPNAV N97); executive assistant for Strategic Strike in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; a junior member of the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board on the staff of the Commander, U. S. Fleet Forces Command; and an instructor at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. In 2005 and 2009, he completed the Submarine Command course.
Carullo serves as deputy director for Strategic Targeting and Nuclear Mission Planning (J5N) Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (CDRUSSTRATCOM), responsible for identifying strategic targets and conducting nuclear mission planning in support of CDRUSSTRATCOM operational plans in order to meet both deterrence and decisive national security objectives.
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), as well as many unit and campaign awards.