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Tom Anderson

Arkansas Ambassador

Name:  Tom Anderson
Hometown: Roland, AR
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Business Position: Wellons Land Company-Land Agent

Civilian Education: University of Central Arkansas, BBA-1968; MBA-1988; US Army War College-1994


Boy Scout Executive Board; ROA National Councilman – AR MOAA; AUSA Board of Directors-Dept of AR; Leadership Little Rock Alumni Assn; AR Committed to Education Board; Vice Chairman-Workforce Investment Board-State AR; Ducks Unlimited -Zone Chairman; Life Member

Military Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service and Key Positions: 22 September 2000, Chief of Staff, 90th Regional Readiness Command; Brigade Commander-460th CM Brigade

Name of Spouse and Children:  Candy; Todd and Melissa; 7 grandchildren

Army Reserve Ambassador Thomas G. Anderson is a retired Colonel from the Army Reserve.  During his 32 year career he held numerous positions, starting with his entry into the National Guard in 1968.  He enlisted and was eventually promoted to E-5 and in 1970 he entered into OCS, Commissioned as 2d LT.  He rose through the ranks commanding at the company, battalion, and Brigade level.  He was activated in 1991 for Operation Desert Strom as a Battalion Commander.  His last military assignment was Chief of Staff, 90th Regional Readiness Command.  He earned medals during his career, with the highest being the Legion of Merit.