Major Brent Anderson
MAJ Anderson joins us as the Assistant Professor of Military Science in our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where he instructs the Profession of Arms, Critical Thinking, Leadership and Decision Making. MAJ Anderson completed his undergraduate degree in Laboratory Science and received a Master’s of Business Administration. By profession he is a Master Logistician and has served in the military for 29 years, 15 of that in both the Army and Navy as an enlisted man.
Major Brent Anderson was commissioned as a second lieutenant March 2003 as a Direct Appointment Officer and assigned as a platoon leader in the 146th Transportation Company (Medium Truck POL). In 2003, while attending the Transportation Officer Basic Course; he was transferred to a Movement Control Team as a team leader and subsequently deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Prior to accepting a commission in the United States Army, Major Anderson served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. As a Corpsman, he supported Naval Hospital Oakland, Fleet Hospital Minneapolis, The United States Marine Corps at Cherry Point in Camp Lejune, NC and Camp Talega in Camp Pendleton and the SEABEES in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 17 at Fort Carson, CO. As an Army Officer, Major Anderson has served as 2nd Platoon Leader and later the Commander, 146th Transportation Company, Team Leader 889th Movement Control Team, Operations Officer for United States Army Recruiting Battalion Columbia, Operations Officer, 1184th Deployment and Distribution Battalion; Commander, 498th Transportation Company (Medium Truck / PLS); Chief Distribution Integration, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Battalion S2/S3, 419th Movement Control Battalion.
Major Anderson has received the following awards: Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass and M device, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal with service star, National Defense Service Medal w/ service star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Navy “E” for excellence.
Major Brent Anderson currently resides in Dunlap, Illinois, with his wife Yvette and their three children.