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Retired Lieutenant Colonel Curtis Anderson

Occupation: Director of Economic Assistance Division
Company: Beltrami County Health & Human Services
Born: Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Education:
MS in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, National Defense University (2013)
MA in Management and Leadership, Webster University, St. Louis, LA (2008)
BA in Political Science, Bemidji State University (1991)

Certifications:
MN Short Term Substitute Teacher Certification; Joint Humanitarian Operation Course; Advanced Open Water Diver

Career:
Director of Economic Assistance Division, Beltrami County Health & Human Services (2023-Present)
Supervisor, Beltrami County Health & Human Services (2020-2023)
Branch Chief, G 3,5,7, Headquarters, Department of the Army (2016-2019)
Operations Officer, USPACOM (2013-2016)
Member, Student, Joint Advanced Warfighting School (2012-2013)
Branch Chief, CA PO PAO & IO (2010-2012)
Commander, U.S. States Army Element (2009-2010)
Assistant Chief of Staff, Civil-Mil. Operations, USASETAF (2008-2009)
Battalion Executive Officer, 97th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) (2006-2008)
Detachment Commander, Company Commander, E Company 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) (2004-2006)
Civil Military Operations Officer, Multi-National Forces, Baghdad, Iraq (2004)
Civil Military Operations Officer, Coalition Land Component Command, Camp Doha, Kuwait (2003-2004)
Civil Affairs Officer, Joint Special Operations Task Force West, Jordan (2003)
Theater Operations Officer, C Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC (2002-2003)
Civil Affairs Team Leader, C Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC (2002)
Civil Affairs Team Leader, Joint Special Operations Task Force North (Task Force Dagger), Herat, Afghanistan (2001-2002)
Company Commander, Headquarters Service Company, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC (1998-2000)
Battalion Intelligence Officer, 5-5 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Stanley, Republic of Korea (1996-1997)
Assistant Division Air Defense Officer, 3-4 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC (1995-1996)
Battery Executive Officer, D Battery, 3-4 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC (1994-1995)
Platoon Leader, C & B Batteries, 3-4 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC (1992-1994)

Career Related:
Military Assistant, 2017 Presidential Inauguration; U.S. Army Coordinator, Participant, 4 Nations Army (US, U.K., France, Germany) WWI Centennial Staff Ride

Military:
Officer, Advanced to Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (1992-2019)

Civic:
Adjutant, VFW Post 1260 (2020 –Present); Jr. Vice Commander, VFW 9th District (2023-2024); Adjutant, VFW 9th District (2021-2023); Staff Judge Advocate, VFW 9th District (2022-2023); Dean Leader, Cub Scout Pack 4082 (2021-2023); Member, MN 9/11 Global War on Terror Task Force (2019-2022); National Aide de Camp, VFW (2021-2022)

Awards:
Recipient, German Jump Wings, U.S. Army; Recipient, Combat Action Badge, U.S. Army; Recipient, Army Staff Badge, U.S. Army; Recipient, Humanitarian Service Medal, U.S. Army; Recipient, Joint Service Commendation Medal, U.S. Army; Recipient, Legion of Merit, U.S. Army; Recipient, Bronze Star with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, U.S. Army; Recipient, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, U.S. Army; Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Recipient, Canadian Jump Wings, U.S. Army; Recipient, Jordanian Jump Wings, U.S. Army; Recipient, Master Parachutist Badge, U.S. Army; Recipient,  Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, U.S. Army; Recipient, General Winfield Scott Silver Medallion

Memberships:
Lifetime Member, Benefactor, National Rifle Association; Lifetime Member, DAV; Lifetime Member, International War Veterans Alliance; Lifetime Member, The Association of the United States Army; Lifetime Member, 82nd Airborne Division Association; Lifetime Member, Civil Affairs Association; Lifetime Member, Reserve Officers Association; Lifetime Member, The American Legion; Lifetime Member, Future Farmers of America Association; Member, Friends of Civil Affairs; Member, Military Officers Association of America;

Religion:
Lutheran

Family:
Son of Curtis Thorwald Sr. and Wanda Lee Anderson
Married: Faye
Children: Curtis III; Rory
Siblings: Brian; Nicole

Hobbies:
Hunting; Softball; Motorcycling; Exercise; Veteran Issues

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the World – 2016, 33rd Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the World – 2013, 30th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the World – 2012, 29th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the World – 2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the World – 2009, 26th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the World – 2007, 24th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders – 2007, 1st Edition (pub. 2006)

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