Anthony ‘Marc’ Bumatay, U.S. Navy
LCDR Anthony ‘Marc’ Bumatay was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He joined the Navy in 2002 via Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla. His first operational tour was at Naval Coastal Warfare Group One as the Electronics Maintenance Officer (EMO) from 2003 to 2005 where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was then assigned as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Al Basrah and Khor Alamaya Oil Terminals in Iraq immediately after the terrorist attacks on the USS Firebolt and oil terminals in 2004.
In 2006, he reported to Navy Recruiting District San Francisco as an Officer Recruiter and OIC at Navy Officer Recruiting Station – Sacramento. In 2009, he laterally transferred to the Navy’s Information Warfare Community.
From 2009 to 2012, LCDR Bumatay reported to the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) as the Communications Officer and subsequently, the acting Combat Information Systems Officer (CSIO) leading the Information Systems branch through an intense workup cycle completing two WESTPAC deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn.
In 2012, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., completing a second master’s degree concentrating in Network Operations. While at NPS, he participated in Crimson Viper 2013, a field experimentation and technical exchange with the Royal Thai Navy. During this period, he also deployed to the Philippines in support of Operation Damayan, the U.S. Navy’s HA/DR response to super typhoon Haiyan. He established communications links between the Multi-national Command Center (MNCC) in Cebu and the areas devastated by the super typhoon.
In 2014, LCDR Bumatay reported to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT) in Manama, Bahrain, as the Information Management Director and Flag Communications Officer, overseeing all aspects of executive communications for the Fleet Commander and his staff. As USNAVCENT’s Lead N6 Planner, he led complex efforts in the planning and execution of C4I capabilities for Commander, Task Force FIFTY (CTF-50), Commander, Task Force FIFTY ONE (CTF-51) and the Joint Combined Planning Cell (JCPC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen.
From December 2015 to May 2017, LCDR Bumatay served on the staff of Commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG-9) as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for C4I (N6A) and Flag Communications Officer. During this period, he was hand-picked by Commander, U.S. THIRD Fleet (C3F) to serve as the Fleet Communications Officer and Deputy N6 for RIMPAC 2016, the world’s largest multi-national maritime exercise.
In July 2017, he reported to NAVCOMTELSTA San Diego as the Executive Officer.
LCDR Bumatay is a qualified Surface Warfare and Information Warfare Officer. He is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal (1), Navy Commendation Medal (3), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), along with various other personal, unit, and service awards.