Colonel Anthony Quesada was born in New York City, NY in 1916 and attended public schools there.
He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery Reserve in 1938, he served his first tour of duty with the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.). Transferred to the Army Air Corps in 1943, and integrated into the regular Army in 1947.
Wartime service included a tour as a Navigation Instructor at San Marcos, Texas, and navigation in the air campaign against Japan as a Navigator/Radar Observer on Crew P-27, 39th Bomb Group, 314th Wing.
Post war assignments consisted mostly of staff assignments as an Armament – Electronics Officer with the Strategic Air Command at both Air Force and Command levels, in which capacity he was instrumental in the developing portable mobile surveillance equipment and the Armament – Electronics surveillance buildings which were eventually adopted by for use by the Air Force at large.
At the Air Staff level, he participated in the development of the Air Force Calibration Program, served as a consultant to the German Luftwaffe in the use of automated clock-out equipment, and latterly was the staff project officer for the S.A.C. Command and Control System.
He celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his marriage to the former Anita V. Melina of New York City in 1989 the wedding took place in Turner Falls, Idaho during his first tour of duty.
Retired in 1963, he resides with his wife in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He served as an Assistant Professor of Administration at Florida Atlantic University until 1975, and now serves as a volunteer at Insight for the Blind and the IRS/VISTA program.