Small Wars Journal

Michael Anderson


Michael Anderson is a U.S. Army infantry officer. He previously served as executive officer for Special Operations Command - Forward (Central Africa), commander of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade; battalion S3 plans officer in 2-124 IN; rifle platoon leader in B Company, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division; as troop executive officer and a dismounted scout platoon leader in C Troop, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance Surveillance Target Acquisition). Other assignments included assistant professor of Military Science at the University of Central Florida Army ROTC; and as a historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History. He earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science (international relations) from the University of Central Florida, and a master's degree in military history from Norwich University. Previous publications include "Staff Ride, Dade's Battle, Florida, 28 December 1835: A Study of Leadership in Irregular Conflict" published by CSI Press and "The Price of the Salute" in Infantry Magazine (January-March 2017).

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