Anthony K. Peck serves as the Chief of the Athletic Training Branch and Head Athletic Trainer. Peck came to the Academy in 1995, taking over as Head Athletic Trainer in 2008. After touring the football sidelines for 19 years, he took over the duties of athletic trainer to the Air Force women’s basketball program. Peck earned his Bachelor's degree in athletic training from Minnesota State University in 1989, later receiving his Master's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa in 1991. Peck served a one year fellowship in athletic training at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, before becoming the Director of Sports Medicine for Pinnacle Rehabilitation in Sedalia, Missouri in 1992.
A former college baseball player, Peck's passion for college athletics inspired him to accept an athletic training opportunity at West Virginia University in 1993, where he spent 2 years as an athletic trainer for the Mountaineer football team as well as an instructor in WVU’s renowned athletic training curriculum, finally returning to the rocky mountain region and the Academy in 1995 as the staff athletic trainer for Lacrosse.
Peck is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has served on several committees in support of the athletic training profession and is a previously elected member of the CATA’s Board of Directors. Peck was the Sports Medicine Coordinator for USA Baseball’s Gold Medal Team at the 1992 IAF Junior World Championships in Vera Cruz, Mexico. Peck was appointed staff athletic trainer by the USOC for the 1995 US Olympic Festival in Boulder, Colorado, the 1996 World University Games in Sicily, Italy and the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan.
Originally from Storm Lake Iowa, Tony and his wife Kirsten live in Colorado Springs with their son Devin and Newfoundland Marco.