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Col. Jeffery A. Anderson

Commander - Memphis District

Published July 12, 2013
Col. Jeffery A. Anderson assumed command of the Memphis District July 12. As Memphis District Commander, he is responsible for flood damage reduction, navigation, environmental stewardship, emergency operations, other authorized civil works and work for others along 610 miles of the Mississippi and White Rivers, encompassing a 25,000 square mile area in six states: Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.

Col. Anderson was born in Tacoma, Wash., and commissioned in the Corps of Engineers after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1989.

His assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company Maintenance Officer, and Executive Officer of C Company, 10th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany; Executive Officer of A Company, 40th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; Assistant S-3, Assistant Brigade Engineer, Commander A Company, and Commander Headquarters Company in the 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; Instructor of Mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.; Assistant Division Engineer, 1st Armored Division, Baghdad, Iraq; Executive Officer of the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany; Executive Officer, Engineer Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany; Plans Chief, Office of the Chief of Engineers, Arlington, Virginia; Instructor/Writer U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Commander of the 94th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood; Division Chief for Engineer Operations U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan; and most recently Director of Army Environmental Programs, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Arlington, Va.

Col. Anderson’s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Course, the Scout Platoon Leaders Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a bachelor of science in Mathematics in 1989 and he holds a master’s in Applied Mathematics and a master’s in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Col. Anderson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal and Parachutist Badge.