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AC Fabiano in the bush

Meet Anthony C. Fabiano

Anthony C. Fabiano has studied counter-insurgency doctrine extensively and incorporated his knowledge into novels based in Africa to highlight some historical epic failures.    


Rising from the Marine Corps enlisted ranks to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy with the class of ‘92, Anthony Fabiano retired from the Marines after 26 years of military service as a Lieutenant Colonel.  


After graduating from Annapolis, he completed Marine officer training at The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia.  Throughout his career, he served in many billets and his assignments included 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, Headquarters Marine Corps, 1st Marine Logistics Group, United States Central Command, and III MEF Expeditionary Force in Okinawa.  

Lieutenant Colonel Fabiano served two tours in Iraq and traveled widely throughout the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.  Additionally, as a member of U.S. Central Command staff, he traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan.  While assigned to Headquarters Marine Corps, he worked as a liaison with the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). 


In January 2010, he led 54 U.S. military advisors into Liberia; the first ever joint team to do so, becoming the premier mentoring program in Africa.  In Liberia, he observed a nation brutalized by fourteen years of civil war that left over 400,000 dead and more than one million displaced. His real-world experience with counter-insurgency doctrine helped to transition the new Armed Forces of Liberia into a military organization that respects civil authority and the Rule of Law.

AC Fabiano at Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Gala event

After retiring from the military, he has conducted extensive research on counter-insurgency operations and helped raise awareness of the issues facing Africa today.  In his novels, he brings readers a realistic version of the new world order after the decline of the Soviet Union, the growth of the international black market for weapons of mass destruction, the plight of former child soldiers abandoned by society, and the rise of fanatical religious extremism. 


Anthony currently resides in Charlotte, NC and is married to Teresa. They have two boys, Chris and Gabe.

Anthony C Fabiano, author
Anthony C. Fabiano in Africa with rescued chimp, Lucy
Anthony C. Fabiano in Africa
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