Maj. Gen. Mark W. Anderson is the mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
The general was born in Chicago, Ill. Commissioned as a distinguished graduate through the ROTC program in 1974, General Anderson attended undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. While on active duty he served as a T-38 instructor pilot, C-130 aircraft commander and flight examiner, and experimental test pilot. He also completed graduate studies in aeronautical engineering and was selected to attend the USAF Test Pilot School, graduating at the top of his class.
General Anderson entered the Air Force Reserve in 1989 and has served as an individual mobilization augmentee test pilot, C-130H flight examiner and tactics officer. He has commanded an operational support flight and an airlift squadron. The general flew seven combat missions in the Bosnia area of responsibility in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. As a civilian, General Anderson is employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as an experimental test pilot.
1974 Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, summa cum laude, Purdue University
1978 Master of Arts degree in management, Webster University
1980 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala,
1983 Master of Science degree in aeronautics, cum laude, California Institute of Technology
1984 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1988 National Security Management Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. November 1974 - November 1975, student, undergraduate pilot training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
2. November 1975 - May 1979, T-38 instructor pilot and academic instructor, Laughlin AFB, Texas
3. September 1979 - August 1982, Chief of Training and C-130 evaluator pilot, Rhein-Main Air Base, West Germany
4. June 1983 - December 1984, survivability and integration engineer, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. December 1984 - August 1991, deputy test force director and experimental test pilot, Edwards AFB, Calif.
6. August 1991 - June 1994, flight commander, group tactics officer, and C-130H combat-ready aircraft commander and evaluator, 64th Airlift Squadron, O'Hare International Airport Air Reserve Station, Ill.
7. June 1994 - May 1995, Commander, 928th Operational Support Flight, O'Hare IAP ARS, Ill.
8. May 1995 - June 1997, Commander, 64th Airlift Squadron, O'Hare IAP ARS, Ill.
9. June 1997 - December 2000, individual mobilization augmentee to the Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. December 2000 - August 2002, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
11. September 2002 - May 2004, mobilization assistant to the Director of Logistics, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
12. May 2004 - July 2008, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
13. August 2008 - December 2009, mobilization assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
14. January 2010 - present, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 9,500
Aircraft flown: C-130 B/E/H/H2, MC-130H, T-38, DC-9, B-777, B-727, B737, CE-560/560XL, HS-125 and DA50
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with gold hourglass
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 11, 1974
First Lieutenant Nov. 24, 1976
Captain Nov. 24, 1978
Major March 1, 1986
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 1992
Colonel June 1, 1997
Brigadier General May 20, 2002
Major General Aug. 4, 2005
(Current as of June 2011)