Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson assumed the duties as the
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the
Army, on 11 May 2015. His most recent assignment was as the
Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North
Carolina and Commander, International Security Assistance Force
Joint Command (IJC) and Deputy Commanding General, US
Forces – Afghanistan.
Lieutenant General Anderson received his commission in the
Infantry Branch from the United States Military Academy at West
Point in 1981. He holds Masters Degree in Administration from
Central Michigan University and National Security and Strategic
Studies from the Naval War College.
During more than 34 years of service, Lieutenant 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
Other significant assignments include Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, United
States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Professor, Joint Military Operations Department,
College of Naval Warfare, Newport, Rhode Island; Chief of Staff, 101st Airborne Division (Air
Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Executive Officer, Secretary of the Army, Department of the
Army, Washington, DC; Chief of Staff, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of Staff, Multinational
Corps-Iraq; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox,
Kentucky; Chief of Staff, Multinational Force/United States Forces-Iraq; and Director,
Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Department of the Army; Washington, DC.
Lieutenant General Anderson’s operational deployments and combat tours include Operation
Just Cause, Task Force Hawk-Albania, Task Force Falcon-Kosovo, Operation Joint Guardian,
Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined
Arms Staff Service School, United States Army Command and Staff College, the Armed Forces
Staff College, and the United States Naval War College.
Lieutenant General Anderson and his wife, Beth, have two sons: Marc and Michael.
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