Sergeant Major Anthony J. Easton, a St. Cloud, Minnesota, native reported to recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, CA in July 1994. After graduating recruit training, Sergeant Major Easton attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Pendleton, CA. Upon completing MCT, Sergeant Major Easton reported to Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune, NC and earned the MOS 1371.
Sergeant Major Easton's first assignment was 2d Combat Engineer Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC. During June 1995, Sergeant Major Easton deployed with Charlie Company, to Cuba and participated in Operation Sea Signal with V3/2. After returning Sergeant Major Easton conducted preparatory training in order to deploy with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in 1996 with V2/8, as a team leader. While deployed, he participated in Operation Decisive Endeavor. After returning Sergeant Major Easton would spend the a year working in the S-3. Sergeant Major Easton then reported back to Charlie Company in order to deploy with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit with V3/8 as a Squad Leader. During that deployment, Sergeant Major Easton participated in Operations Allied Force, Shining Hope, Joint Guardian, and Avid Response. The Marine Expeditionary Unit returned in November 1999, Sergeant Major Easton received orders to Marine Corps Recruiter School.
In April 2000, Sergeant Major Easton graduated in the top 10 percent from recruiter school and received orders to Recruiting Station Twin Cities. Sergeant Major Easton worked as a canvassing recruiter in central Minnesota until March of 2002, when he assumed responsibilities as the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Recruiting Sub-Station Fargo, ND. In January of 2004, Sergeant Major Easton reported to 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Camp Pendleton, CA.
While assigned to Bravo Company with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Sergeant Major Easton would spend time as a Platoon Guide, a Platoon Sergeant, and a Platoon Commander. He would deploy to Iraq twice over the next 3 years and participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom II with V2/2 and 5-7 with V1/1. After returning from Iraq in October 2004, Sergeant Major Easton received orders to Engineer School, Combat Engineer Instruction Company at Camp Lejeune, NC.
While at Engineer School Sergeant Major Easton was both an instructor and the Company Gunnery Sergeant. In April 2008, Sergeant Major Easton reported to 3d Battalion, 9th Marines (3/9), Camp Lejeune, NC, as a company First Sergeant and would be the First Sergeant for Lima, H&S, and Weapons Companies. While with 3/9, Sergeant Major Easton deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
In September 2011, Sergeant Major Easton reported to Milwaukee, WI as the Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant for Fox Company 2d Battalion 24th Marines (2/24). During his time at Fox Company 2/24, Sergeant Major Easton was selected to attend the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, RI and was selected to the Dean's List. In June 2013, Sergeant Major Easton assumed duties as the 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Inspector-Instructor Sergeant Major in St. Paul, MN.
In July 2016, he was assigned was to Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, NC, as the Battalion Sergeant Major. He would server three years in this billet until he was slated to be the Sergeant Major at Training and Education Command (TECOM), Quantico, VA. After 13 months with Training and Education Command, Sergeant Major Easton was slated to Training Command. During his time with TECOM and TRNG CMD Sergeant Major Easton served as a member of the Editorial Board for Proceeding.
In April 2022, Sergeant Major Easton was slated to his current billet at Marine Corps Installations Command Pacific, Marine Corps Base Butler.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (third award), Navy Commendation Medal(fourth award) with Combat V (second award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action ribbon (two theaters), and various other unit service and campaign awards.