Rear Adm. Jeffrey T. Anderson is a native of Fayetteville, Georgia. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991, earning a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He subsequently entered flight training and was designated a naval aviator in 1994. He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Operationally, he has served in numerous fighter squadrons flying the FA-18C/E/F. His fleet assignments include the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 and Marauders of VFA-82. He commanded the Ragin’ Bulls of VFA-37 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3. He deployed multiple times in support of operations Deliberate Forge, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve on USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75).
Ashore, Anderson’s assignments include duties as a Topgun instructor and training officer at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, training officer and operations officer at VFA-106, assistant chief of staff for training and readiness for Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet, and the Joint Staff where he served in the global force management branch of the Directorate for Regional Operations (J-33). He also served as deputy executive assistant to the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as executive assistant to the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
As a flag officer, he served as Deputy Director for Political-Military Affairs – Asia, Joint Staff, J5, Washington, D.C.
Anderson is currently serving as Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Washington
Last Updated: 3 August 2021