Anderson promoted to lieutenant colonel in U.S. Army Reserves

Mark A. Anderson, a 1994 graduate of Malvern High School, was recently promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserves. Mark is the son of Rev. Dr. Bobbie Anderson (CSM Ret.) and Mrs. Acquanetta Anderson of Malvern. Mark has served in numerous leadership positions for the U.S. Army over a career spanning more than 18 years. The most notable of these include Company Commander, Battle Captain for Multi-National Forces Iraq, Anti-terrorism/Force Protection Officer for U.S. Forces Iraq, Executive Officer for XVIII Airborne Corps Task Force Dragon, Brigade Chief of Future Operations for the 479th Field Artillery Brigade, and Assistant Professor of Military Science for the Bear Battalion of the Baylor University Army ROTC Program in Waco, Texas. Mark earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Military Police Captains Career Course and Command and General Staff Officers College. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, the National Defense Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars. He currently attends Faulkner University Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Ala. where he is scheduled to graduate with his Juris Doctorate degree in 2016. He is currently assigned to the U.S. Army 75th Training Command, Gulf Division of Birmingham Ala. (Photo submitted)

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