Counsel

Mr. Anthony Verducci
U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command
Counsel

Mr. Verducci was promoted to the senior executive service in January 2016 to serve as Counsel, Military Sealift Command (MSC). He oversees the efforts of more than thirty attorneys and legal support staff members who provide this dynamic operational command with full service legal support from headquarters and six field offices throughout the world. MSC operates more than 110 noncombatant, civilian crewed vessels that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. service members and coalition partners. MSC attorneys are responsible for issues that include chartering vessels, contracting for the operation and maintenance of vessels; maritime law; and labor and employment law matters. Tony joined MSC as Deputy Counsel in 2010 and served in that capacity until he was named Acting Counsel in April 2015. He is honored to serve as a member of the Department of the Navy Office of the General Counsel (DON OGC) Executive Steering Group in addition to serving in his present assignment.

Mr. Verducci began his service with the DON OGC in 2003 after a distinguished career as a Marine Officer. His twenty years of service included ten years as a Marine Judge Advocate. His initial assignment with DON OGC was as an associate counsel in the Office of Civilian Human Resources, where he represented the DON in litigation before Federal District Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Merit Systems Protection Board. In 2005, Mr. Verducci joined the Office of Counsel, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) as an Associate Counsel. While at NAVSEA he continued to practice in the labor and employment law area, including the matters implementing the National Security Personnel System. Mr. Verducci joined DON OGC’s Central Office in 2008 as the Assistant to the Associate General Counsel (Management) (AGC (M)). He worked closely with the AGC (M) in all aspects of the management of the DON OGC; including law school recruiting, overseeing the Summer Law Clerk Program, attorney hiring and promotions, and attorney training programs.

Mr. Verducci has a B.S. Degree from the United States Naval Academy, a Master’s Degree in Information Management from Webster University, a Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Labor and Employment Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.