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Tony Sabb Bio

Updated: Aug 14, 2022

Get to know Tony the Candidate for Orange County Mayor

Tony Sabb, a native of Newark, NJ, received his US Army commission from the

Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) at East Stroudsburg University, E. Stroudsburg, PA. in 1983 and entered active duty as a Second Lieutenant.

After graduating from the US Army Field Artillery School and the Aviation Center of Excellence Flight School,

Tony’s career as an Army Aviator was underway. He was selected to command an Assault Helicopter Company in 1988, as a member of the 101 st Airborne Division, and returned to the 101 st Airborne Division 10 years later to command a UH-60 Black-hawk Helicopter Assault Battalion. In his role as Commander, he participated in numerous conflicts in defense of our nation including Operations Enduring Freedom, Desert Storm, and Iraqi freedom.

These conflicts spanned the breadth of Tony’s Army career while he earned his Master’s in Business Management from Webster University, St. Louis MO and later attended the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL to earn an additional Masters in Strategic Studies. Soon after completing his studies, Tony was promoted to Colonel and was selected as the US Senior Operations officer of the

National Alliance Treaty Organization (NATO)Rapid Deployment Corps, Istanbul,


Tony’s 25-year Army career culminated by receiving some of the US military's highest awards and decorations to include the Legion of Merritt, two Bronze Stars, three Air Medals, and several expeditionary medals for participation in foreign wars. Tony is a graduate of the US Army Jump Master (Airborne) Course and the US Army Ranger Course.

Upon retirement in 2008, Tony began a career as a defense contractor where he

supported US allied countries and fighting units abroad. Tony lived and worked in

Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia as a Program Manger supporting the 6 Special Forces

Group training the newly formed Afghan National Army Commandos and as Aviation

Training Director of the entire Saudi Arabia National Guard. Tony’s most recent

position was Program Director of an Orlando based communications company.

Tony is married to the former Beryl (Dena) Glanton of Dothan, AL and has three adult

daughters, Dina Christophe, Kayce and Savanna.

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