Anniston Munitions Center

Photo of Lt. Col. Roshun A. Steele COMMANDER
Lt. Col. Roshun A. Steele

Lieutenant Colonel Roshun A. Steele assumed command of Anniston Munitions Center on June 18, 2018.

Lt. Col. Roshun A. Steele was born in Jackson, Mississippi. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She also holds a Master’s in Education from Strayer University. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Adult Education from Auburn University.

Lt. Col. Steele began her military career by enlisting in the United States Army Transportation Corps in September of 1995. She completed Basic and Advanced Individual Training as a Motor Transport Operator (88M) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Steele’s assignments include platoon leader and company Executive Officer for 331st Transportation Company, 6th Transportation Battalion Fort Eustis, Virginia. Steele’s first deployment was in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Battalion S-1 for 6th Transportation Battalion. In addition to her time at Fort Eustis she also served as Assistant S-1, for 7th Transportation Group. Following the deployment, she was assigned to 3-335th Training Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade 85th Division Fort Sheridan, Illinois as an Observer Controller/Trainer and Transportation Team Chief. Steele continued her career serving as the Support Operation Transportation Officer, for HHC, 603d Aviation Support Battalion and Brigade S-4, Combat Aviation Brigade, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. During Steele’s second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11 she successfully commanded Echo Company 1-10 ATK and served as the Brigade S-4, for 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Steele was the Battalion Executive Officer and Support Operations Officer for 501st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Fort Bliss, Texas. She also served as the Brigade S-4, HHC, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13 in Regional Command South RC(S). Steele served as the J5 Support Planner for the Canadian Joint Operations Command in Ottawa, ON Canada. In her previous assignment, she served as the first African American Female Professor of Military Science at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Her military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Mobilization and Deployment Planner Course, Company Trainer Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Joint Planner Course, and Support Operations Course. Lt. Col. Steele attended Intermediate Level Education at the Commanding General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, graduating December 2010. She also attended the University Senior Leader Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Photo of Anthony Burdell DEPUTY TO THE COMMANDER
Anthony Burdell

Anthony L. Burdell has been Deputy to the Commander at Anniston Munitions Center since May 2007. His first assignment was Anniston Army Depot in June of 1985. After a brief period as a Quality Assurance Specialist – Ammunition Surveillance intern, he was assigned as a journeyperson in the Chemical Branch. In 1990 he transferred to the chemical arena where he served as a chemical worker/inspector. He was appointed as the Anniston Army Depot/Anniston Chemical Activity’s chemical surety officer, and was responsible for the continued safe and secure storage of the chemical stockpile, and the reliability of personnel working in and around the chemical weapons.

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