Gary Anderson grew up in Florala, Alabama and graduated from Florala High School, Alabama. He attended Troy State University Florida Region in Ft Walton Beach and received a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree in Resources Management and went on to receive a Master Degree in Public Administration majoring in Healthcare Administration from Troy State University Florida Region.
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Gary is retired military from the United States Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), 39+ years, and retired from Civil Service, 20 years. He was an Air Reserve Technician for the last 13 years of his military and Civil Service career. Gary spent 21 years as an enlisted member of AFRC as an electronics technician and a sensor operator flying on the AC-130A gunships out of Duke Field, FL, and 18+ years as a Medical Service Corps officer (healthcare administrator) at Duke Field, FL, Hurlburt Field, FL, Shepherd AFB, TX, and Robins AFB, GA. He retired at the rank of Major from AFRC and retired as a GS-11 from Civil Service. He was the Director of Operations for the Medical Field Training Site at Shepherd AFB, TX, where he oversaw the day to day operations of all the Medical Readiness Field Training for all medical unit personnel who were preparing to deploy in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was promoted and reassigned to HQ AFRC at Robins AFB, GA, where he was Chief, Medical Readiness Training and Exercises, there he oversaw and developed the overall parameters and ensured accomplishments of plans (concept of operations and executed plans), policies, programs and procedures for the operational training of AFRC medical units as related to real world exercise and training of medical assets and other units in various deployment for training scenarios to include homeland defense, interoperability with civilian agencies and other military Services, and federal agencies in response to weapons of mass destruction, major theatre of war operations, humanitarian, international training, Air Expeditionary Force operations, and other contingency operations. He planned and executed over 40 Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) medical exercises, International Health Missions, and Humanitarian Missions. He developed and provided command policy and guidance, management expertise and assistance to reserve medical organizations which included approximately 8,000 medical personnel in 82 separate medical units and three Numbered Air Forces. He served as the AFRC Surgeon Generals medical operational training representative to the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Health Agency, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), International Health Service (IHS), Headquarters US Air Force, and other Major Commands (MAJCOM) and civilian agencies pertaining to AFRC medical units readiness training programs and capabilities.
Upon retiring in February 2014, Gary relocated to Troy, AL, to be near family and enjoy his outdoor passion of hunting, fishing, golf, and gardening. After a short time off, he was invited to join TEAM ASSURE as the Client Services Director. [/read]