USASA, Fort Dix Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Richard R. Anderson was born in Chippewa Falls, WI, and joined the United States Army on July 7, 1988 as a 19K – M1 Armor Crewman. Upon completion of his training, he was assigned to F Co 40th Armor, Berlin, Germany; 4/64 Armor Bn, Fort Stewart, Georgia; reclassified to 36B – Accounting Specialist and was assigned to 33d Finance Bn, Fort Drum, NY as a Disbursing NCOIC, Sergeant Major Anderson then joined the Army Reserve as an 88M – Motor Transport Operator. He entered the Active/Guard Reserve (AGR) Program in April 1999.
Prior to this assignment he was assigned as the 420th Transportation Battalion (MC), Command Sergeant Major. His previous assignments include: Office of the Chief Army Reserve, Army Reserve CSM Executive Sergeant Major; 649th RSG(P) CSM, Kandahar, Afghanistan; Operations Sergeant Major, G3, 143d ESC, Orlando, FL; First Sergeant, HHC, 143D Transportation Command (Forward); Transportation Supervisor, 3d Transportation Command Element (TCE), Anniston, AL; Truckmaster and Platoon Sergeant, 206th Trans Co (MED) and Squad Leader, 287th Trans Co (HETT).
Sergeant Major Anderson’s military education includes: Air Assault, M1 Armor Crewman (OSUT), Accounting Specialist Course, Air Load Planners Course, Transportation of Hazardous Materials Management Course, PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, Reserve Component Multi-Functional Combat Service Support Course (90A), Battle Staff NCO Course, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Course (Class 58), Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Course, CSM Development Course, Garrison Leader’s Course and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course.
Sergeant Major Anderson has an Associate’s Degree in Individual Studies from Jefferson Community College, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College and a Masters of Arts in Management and Leadership from Liberty University. He is also a International Honor Society of Business, Management and Administration - Sigma Beta Delta member.
His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal(3rd Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal(4th Oak Leaf Cluster); Good Conduct (7th Award); Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/Bronze hourglass and Roman Numeral 4); Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal; Army of Occupation Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (w/bronze star); Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon(w/numeral 4); Army Service Ribbon; Army Reserves Overseas Training Ribbon (w/numeral 3); UN-Haiti Service Medal; NATO- Afghanistan Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, DA Staff Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drivers Badge-W.
Command Sergeant Major Anderson is married with two sons that reside in Sanford, FL.