Following his 2004 retirement from the U.S. Army, Anderson served as a principal to the national consulting firm of BoozAllen-Hamilton. Previously, He spent 39 years in the Army with experiences ranging from command of field artillery units to his final posting as deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command and vice commander of U.S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., and a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters and Bronze Star.

NISSSC incorporates four research and teaching oriented centers including the Center for Homeland Security, the Trauma, Health and Hazards Center, the Center for Space Studies, and the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education.