Anthony Galante

Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aviation
Department of Flight
College of Aviation
Anthony Galante

Mr. Anthony Galante, Associate Professor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Mr. Anthony Galante has spent over 20 years expanding his skill set through both education and professional hands-on experience. Earning his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), he also acquired his commercial pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine add-ons. Mr. Galante also holds a FAA remote pilot certificate.  

In 2004, Mr. Galante began his law enforcement career when he became a sworn law enforcement officer with the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD). It was Mr. Galante’s high quality of work, effective communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and confidence under pressure that was recognized by his supervisors and achieved him a transfer from the Patrol Division to the Marine Unit. There, he worked independently across multiple local and federal agencies in several cities. Mr. Galante’s unique talents also earned him the assignment of SWAT Team Lead Trainer where he not only trained other SWAT officers but was also directly involved with the planning and execution of high-risk warrants, hostage rescue, and retrieving barricaded subjects.

Mr. Galante served as DBPD’s Lead Instructor in the Training Division for all high-liability areas including firearms, high-risk entry, emergency vehicle operations, and defensive tactics. Mr. Galante was DBPD’s Use of Force Expert and was relied upon heavily by Internal Affairs for Use of Force investigations. Mr. Galante became DBPD’s UAS Division Director in 2012 where he was responsible for the development and implementation of sUAS standard operating procedures that are in compliance with FAA standards and regulations. In 2013, Mr. Galante designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated the UAS training program for law enforcement agencies in conjunction with ERAU. Mr. Galante was promoted to Detective in 2022 and is currently working as a part-time officer in the DBPD UAS Aviation Unit as the Aviation Safety Officer. Since Mr. Galante’s successful implementation of the DBPD’s UAS Aviation Unit, the team has flown over 1,000 mission hours with the program becoming the gold standard for all other agencies nationwide to follow. Mr. Galante continues to broaden his knowledge and expertise beyond the deployment of drones and into the development of counter-UAS (CUAS) procedures and technology for law enforcement. From 2014-2016, Mr. Galante was the Director of Training Services for the Unmanned Safety Institute, which delivers training programs and consultation nationwide for all UAS platforms. Since 2016, he continues to develop and implement up-to-date training programs for new sUAS operators and observers nationwide in his position as a full-time faculty member with ERAU’s Worldwide campus for their UAS program. In 2019, Mr. Galante envisioned and developed ERAU’s UAS Public Safety minor degree program. He developed all course curriculum to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the public safety field.

Since 2010, Mr. Galante has been recognized as a subject matter expert (SME) in both UAS implementation into public safety agencies as well as a SME in CUAS and local law enforcement responses to illegal UAS operations on a national level. Mr. Galante is the author on numerous articles in professional public safety publications distributed nationally and internationally. He is a highly sought-after presenter in the United States and abroad, including various elite federal law enforcement agencies throughout the country, and is recognized on an international scale to present his expertise with professional experience in his field of study.

In addition to his degrees in Aeronautical Science, Mr. Galante earned a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and another Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security from American Military University. Mr. Galante also serves as faculty at Keiser University and American Military University for the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs. Mr. Galante has also instructed at the Law Enforcement Academy at Daytona State College and Bethune-Cookman University. Mr. Galante is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Keiser University. 

  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Aerospace Safety Systems, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Homeland Security, American Military University
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, American Military University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science: Aviation Studies and Aviation Weather, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Remote Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Ground Instructor - Federal Aviation Administration
  • Commercial Pilot - Federal Aviation Administration

  • UNSY 501: Application of Unmanned Sys
  • ASCI 202: Intro to Aeronautical Science
  • UNSY 606: UAS Interoperability & Control
  • UNSY 603: UAS Operational Configuration
  • UNSY 325: Unmanned Sys Testing & Inspect