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Article: Rich Anderson

Rich Anderson

U.S Marine since 1978, commissioned from the ranks in 1984, retired September 2013.  Served in the Infantry (enlisted) and Armor (Tanks and TOW missiles) and Military Police (officer).  Privileged and honored to serve in various Command and/or Staff billets in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Egypt, Thailand, Bahrain, Okinawa, Korea, Panama, Honduras, Venezuela, Norway, Puerto Rico, and CONUS. 

Graduate of the Naval War College, the Naval Operational Planner’s Course, 187th Session of the FBI National Academy, the 49th Session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS),  the 33d Session of the FBI National Executive Institute, which included attending Harvard University’s JFK School of Government, Amphibious Warfare School, Armor Officer’s Course, the National Interagency Counterdrug Institute,  Orange County (California) Sheriff’s Department Academy, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Protective Services School, the DEA/John Hopkins Executive Leadership Seminars,  Mountain Leaders Course (Summer) Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, the U.S. Army Airborne School, and Infantry Training School.  Certified as an Antiterrorism Instructor by the U.S. Army Special Forces Training Command and as a Close Quarters Battle Team Member by criteria set forth by the Joint Special Operations Command, Marine Corps Security Forces, and the Special Operations and Training Group for the 2nd Marine Division.  Has qualified with the AK-47 rifle while training with the Afghan National Interdiction Unit (NIU) under the auspices of the DEA.

Active, voting “Life” member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) since 1989, the FBI National Academy Associates since 1996, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), and the Eastern Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Executives (ECALEE).  Continues to serve with the DEA International Training Unit.

Married to Maggie, retired FBI Special Agent, they have two grown children, four granddaughters, three horses, six dogs and four ducks.