“Loni” Anderson promoted to Brigadier General

“Loni” Anderson promoted to Brigadier General

Brigadier General Len “Loni” Anderson, a Proctor native, was promoted to Brigadier General on June 3rd. He is currently the Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force ARES/Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group.

A 1989 Proctor graudate, Anderson was commissioned in 1993 upon graduation from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was designated a naval aviator in October of 1995 and selected to fly the F/A-18 Hornet.

Anderson was a Blue Angels pilot from 2002-2004 and is currently the Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force ARES/Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group.

Assignments in the Operating Forces include: Schedules Officer, Assistant Operations Officer and Weapons and Tactics Instructor, “Fabulous Checkerboards” of VMFA-312 while deployed on USS Enterprise and USS Truman during Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT FOX and DELIBERATE FORGE; Training Officer, MAG-31. In 2006, he transferred to the Marine Forces Reserve where he has served as the Assistant Operations Officer, Marine Aviation Training Support Group-42; Operations Officer, VMFA-112; and Commanding Officer, MALS-41.

Assignments in the Supporting Establishment include: Demonstration Pilot, Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron; Flight Instructor, VT-86; Operations Officer, Marine Aviation Training Support Group-41.

Headquarters and Staff Assignments: Senior Reserve Advisor, MAG-41; Reserve Branch Head, HQMC Aviation; Assistant Wing Commander, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.

Joint assignments include two deployments in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE as the Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations Center-Baghdad, Iraq and Battle Director,

609th Combined Air Operations Center, Qatar.

Brigadier General Anderson is a graduate of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, the Navy Fighter Weapons School, Command and Staff College, Air War College and Advanced Joint PME.

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