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CDR Jeffrey T Anderson

Commander Jeffrey T Anderson is a native of Fayetteville, Georgia.  He graduated form the United States Naval Academy in 1991, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering.  He attended flight training in Meridian, Mississippi and received his WIngs of Gold in October 1994.

Commander Anderson reported to the "GLADIATORS" of VFA-106 at NAS Cecil Field, Florida in January 1995 for initial training in the FA-18C "Hornet."  After completion of his training in October 1995, he reported to VFA-81 "SUNLINERS" at NAS Cecil Field.  He embarked on two deployments with the "SUNLINERS" onboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in 1996 and USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 68) in 1998 flying missions in support of Operation DELIBERATE FORCE and Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

In December 1998, Commander Anderson graduated from the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in Fallon, Nevada.  After graduation, he remained at TOPGUN as an instructor where he served as Training Officer.

Commander Anderson next reported as a Department Head to VFA-82 "Marauders" at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina in August 2001.  He deployed onboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) in September 2001 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  Commander Anderson also deployed with the "MARAUDERS" in 2003 onboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.

Following his operational department head tour, Commander Anderson reported once again to the "GLADIATORS" of VFA-106 as an instructor.  He served as Safety Officer and Training Officer.  During his  tour at VFA-106, Commander Anderson also served as the first Operations Officer of the east coast FA-18E/F "SuperHornet" Fleet Replacement Squadron.

In November 2005, he attended the U.S. Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island and was awarded a Master of Arts Degree in National Security  and Strategic Studies in November 2006.  Commander Anderson reported to VFA-37 "Ragin Bulls" in October 2007 as Executive Officer.  He has accumulated over 3000 flight hours and over 550 arrested landings.