Marcus A. Anderson


 

Preferred Name: Mark

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Date of Birth: April 12, 1939

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant General

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Biography

Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson was the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He oversaw Air Force inspection policy; criminal investigations; counterintelligence operations; the complaints and fraud, waste and abuse programs; intelligence oversight and two field operating agencies–the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

The general graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1961. He has held a variety of operational and staff assignments including the commander of a fighter wing in Europe, commandant of cadets at the academy, commander of a Numbered Air Force in Europe, and commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. He is a command pilot with more than 4,400 flying hours, including 240 combat missions in Southeast Asia.

(source: Https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/107842/lieutenant-general-marcus-a-anderson/)

Units Assigned

  • 6/1961-3/1964 3501st Student Squadron, Air Training Command, Reese Air Force Base, TX
  • 3/1964-8/1965 USAF Air-Ground Operations School, Tactical Air Command, Eglin Air Force Base Auxiliary Field 9, FL
  • 8/1965-4/1966 4514th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, AZ (F-100)
  • 4/1966-4/1967 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Pacific Air Forces, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam
  • 4/1967-2/1970 492nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal AFS, Lakenheath, England
  • 2/1970-7/1970 Armed Forces Staff College, Air University, Norfolk, VA7/1970-8/1973, Air operations staff officer, Tactical division/Deputy chief of staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC
  • 8/1973-1/1974 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Pacific Air Forces, Ubon Airfield, Thailand (F-4)
  • 1/1974-8/1974 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Commander /8th Field Maintenance Squadron, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Ubon Airfield, Thailand (F-4)
  • 8/1974-2/1975 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Tactical Air Command, Chief, Weapons and Tactics Division, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  • 2/1975-2/1976 334th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tactical Air Command, Commander, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  • 2/1976-8/1976 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Tactical Air Command, , assistant deputy commander for operations, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  • 8/1976-7/1977 National War College, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC
  • 7/1977-10/1978 Chief, program and requirements branch, AIRSOUTH, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Naples, Italy
  • 10/1978-7/198236th Tactical Fighter Wing, Deputy commander for maintenance/Deputy commander for operations/ Vice commander/Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Bitburg, West Germany
  • 7/1982-9/1984 Assistant deputy chief of staff, Operations/Deputy chief of staff, Plans, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
  • 7/1984-6/1986 Commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 6/1986-6/ 1988 Deputy chief of staff, Operations, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, VA
  • 6/1988-7/ 1991 Commander, 3rd Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal AFS, Mildenhall, England
  • 7/1991-12/1993 Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • 12/1993-4/1996 Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, DC
  • 4/1/1996 – Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Service Medal
 Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Medal (with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Force Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Service Stars)
 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

Flight Info

F-100
F-4
F-15
A-10

Rating: Command pilot, parachutist
Flight hours: 4,400+

Military Education

1961 Bachelor of science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
1965 Squadron Officer School
1968 USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course
1970 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
1977 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC

Civilian Education

1961 Bachelor of science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
1972 Master’s degree in systems management, University of Southern California
1989 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Mass.

Biography

Biography

Lieutenant General Marcus A. Anderson was the inspector general, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He oversaw Air Force inspection policy; criminal investigations; counterintelligence operations; the complaints and fraud, waste and abuse programs; intelligence oversight and two field operating agencies–the Air Force Inspection Agency and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

The general graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1961. He has held a variety of operational and staff assignments including the commander of a fighter wing in Europe, commandant of cadets at the academy, commander of a Numbered Air Force in Europe, and commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. He is a command pilot with more than 4,400 flying hours, including 240 combat missions in Southeast Asia.

(source: Https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/107842/lieutenant-general-marcus-a-anderson/)

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 6/1961-3/1964 3501st Student Squadron, Air Training Command, Reese Air Force Base, TX
  • 3/1964-8/1965 USAF Air-Ground Operations School, Tactical Air Command, Eglin Air Force Base Auxiliary Field 9, FL
  • 8/1965-4/1966 4514th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, AZ (F-100)
  • 4/1966-4/1967 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Pacific Air Forces, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam
  • 4/1967-2/1970 492nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal AFS, Lakenheath, England
  • 2/1970-7/1970 Armed Forces Staff College, Air University, Norfolk, VA7/1970-8/1973, Air operations staff officer, Tactical division/Deputy chief of staff, Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC
  • 8/1973-1/1974 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Pacific Air Forces, Ubon Airfield, Thailand (F-4)
  • 1/1974-8/1974 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Commander /8th Field Maintenance Squadron, Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Ubon Airfield, Thailand (F-4)
  • 8/1974-2/1975 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Tactical Air Command, Chief, Weapons and Tactics Division, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  • 2/1975-2/1976 334th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Tactical Air Command, Commander, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  • 2/1976-8/1976 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Tactical Air Command, , assistant deputy commander for operations, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
  • 8/1976-7/1977 National War College, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC
  • 7/1977-10/1978 Chief, program and requirements branch, AIRSOUTH, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Naples, Italy
  • 10/1978-7/198236th Tactical Fighter Wing, Deputy commander for maintenance/Deputy commander for operations/ Vice commander/Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Bitburg, West Germany
  • 7/1982-9/1984 Assistant deputy chief of staff, Operations/Deputy chief of staff, Plans, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
  • 7/1984-6/1986 Commandant of cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 6/1986-6/ 1988 Deputy chief of staff, Operations, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, VA
  • 6/1988-7/ 1991 Commander, 3rd Air Force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Royal AFS, Mildenhall, England
  • 7/1991-12/1993 Commander, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, NM
  • 12/1993-4/1996 Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, DC
  • 4/1/1996 – Retired USAF

Awards & Decorations

 Distinguished Service Medal
 Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Distinguished Flying Cross
 Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Medal (with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters)
 Air Force Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
 Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Service Stars)
 Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm

Flight Info

F-100
F-4
F-15
A-10

Rating: Command pilot, parachutist
Flight hours: 4,400+

Military Education

1961 Bachelor of science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
1965 Squadron Officer School
1968 USAF Fighter Weapons Instructor Course
1970 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
1977 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC

Civilian Education

1961 Bachelor of science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
1972 Master’s degree in systems management, University of Southern California
1989 Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Mass.

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