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Bancroft II, George A.

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Lt Col. George A. (“Tony”) Bancroft II


 
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George A. (“Tony”) Bancroft II was commissioned upon his graduation in May, 1998, from the United States Naval Academy, where he received a B.S. in Systems Engineering. LtCol Bancroft enjoys golf, running and striped bass fishing. He resides in Rye, NY, with his wife, Andrea Canning, who is a an NBC News network television correspondent and has five daughters and one son.
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Veteran Code: WTGW-4


BIOGRAPHY
 
LT COL. George A. (“Tony”) Bancroft II, , USMCR.

2ndLt Bancroft was commissioned upon his graduation in May, 1998, from the United States Naval Academy, where he received a B.S. in Systems Engineering, attended The Basic School, and after TBS transferred to NAS Pensacola, FL, NAS Whiting Field, FL and NAS Meridian, MS, where he underwent Naval Flight training.

In 2001 1stLt Bancroft transferred to MCAS Miramar, CA, for FRS training in the F/A-18 Hornet. Following the FRS, 1stLt Bancroft reported to duty with VMFA-314. In 2003, Capt Bancroft deployed with VMFA-314 to the western pacific onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2005, Capt Bancroft deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Upon his return, Capt Bancroft rejoined VMFA-314 and deployed to Iwakuni, Japan in 2006. After returning from Japan, Captain Bancroft transferred to VMFAT-101 to be an FRS instructor pilot.

Major Bancroft left active duty in 2009 to attend Columbia Business School in NYC and joined the IRR. Major Bancroft joined MTU-1 in April 2010 where he is currently assigned.

LtCol Bancroft enjoys golf, running and striped bass fishing. He resides in Rye, NY, with his wife, Andrea Canning, who is a an NBC News network television correspondent and has five daughters and one son, Anna, Charlotte, Christina, Georgia, Elle, and George III. LtCol Bancroft works at GAMCO Investors as a research analyst and portfolio manager covering Aerospace and Defense and Environmental Services.

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