General Anderson assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Department of the Army in May 2015. His most recent assignment was as the Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg and Commander, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC) and Deputy Commanding General, US Forces – Afghanistan.
During more than 34 years of service, General Anderson has been afforded many unique professional experiences and opportunities. He has commanded units from platoon to corps. Command assignments include: C Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 187th Infantry Regiment, 193d Infantry Brigade, Fort Kobbe, Republic of Panama; 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; 2d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 2d Brigade and 502d Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Colorado.
General Anderson graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a M.A. from Central Michigan University and National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. General Anderson was a former Lieutenant General (3 Star) in the United States Army.