Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7
U.S. Army

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 Carson, Colorado.

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.