Tony Mayne is a Ranger For Life. He was among the first United States Army special operators to respond to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tony served 12 years as a part of the US Special Operations Command, including nine years in the 75th Ranger Regiment. He retired in 2020 with 20 years of active federal service.
As a Ranger, he served as a Noncommissioned Officer participating in the Regiment’s initial parachute assaults into Afghanistan and Iraq. After earning a Green-to-Gold scholarship, Tony served as an infantry officer in the Army before returning to the Ranger Regiment.
In 2014, the Army Physical Evaluation Board recommended him for medical retirement. With a desire to continue serving, Tony challenged the findings to remain on active duty. Tony created the Ranger Regiment’s Ranger for Life career lifecycle program to best prepare Rangers on active duty for their future civilian careers.
Throughout his career, Tony has received many awards and decorations, none more cherished than his 75th Ranger Regiment shoulder sleeve insignia, Ranger Tab, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He has participated in and finished the US Army Best Ranger Competition and was a member of the winning team for the Bataan Memorial Death March.
His combat experience includes parachute assaults with the Rangers in Afghanistan and Iraq. Tony has many medals for his eight combat deployments, including the Bronze Star with the “V” device from the Ranger assault of Haditha Dam, Iraq.
Tony is the author of the Warrior’s Walk blog and host of A More Elite Podcast. Tony’s service after the military continues in his role as the National Transition Director for GallantFew, a military nonprofit, and the military ministry coordinator for St. Luke Church in Columbus/Fort Benning, Ga.
Tony holds a Master’s of Human Resource Development from Clemson University and a Bachelor’s of Arts in political science from The Ohio State University. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children. All of Tony’s endeavors provide Tony an opportunity to share the life-giving power of Jesus Christ.