Anthony Burns

Anthony Burns

Investment Account Specialist

Anthony is originally from Grand Rapids, MI where he attended West Michigan Aviation Academy. For four years, he was enrolled there and succeeded in their college-based curriculum. Upon graduation from this prestigious high school, he enthusiastically enlisted in the United States Army to continue his pursuit of a career in aviation.

In the Army, Anthony operated in a variety of fields, which include Unmanned Aerial Operations and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, where he excelled in data management, IT communications and administration. With great determination and focus, he went on to exemplify the proper operational status of THAAD in the Ballistic Missile Defense System, collecting 1 year of operational experience while stationed in Daegu, South Korea.

In 2019, after an honorable medical discharge, his life took him in a new direction which led him to the New Orleans area. Initially, Anthony was hired at AFS as an Administrative Assistant due to his extensive experience in data management, systems administration and security and information assurance. Over time, Anthony worked on various special projects where he demonstrated stellar performance and work ethic. Once his provisional contract ended, he was offered a full-time position as the Investment Account Specialist and is currently studying for the SIE and Series 7 exams. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys working with the Civil Air Patrol in New Orleans as a way of continuing his civil service and fulfilling his desire to help the community. Anthony’s unique work experience and attention to detail will make him a great asset to the AFS team!