The 2007 Major General James Earl Rudder Medal was awarded to Chief Warrant Officer 5 James G. Anderson, United States Army Reserve, for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Association of the United States Army’s goal of a seamless and component-integrated Army.
Enlisting in the active Army as a private in August 1976, Mr. Anderson has served his nation and the Total Army with distinction and unparalleled devotion. His exemplary personal attributes and leadership skills have enhanced the rapport between the reserve and active components in a joint environment, directly affecting the effectiveness of the Army Reserve as an integral and important part of our national defense.
Now serving as the Senior Warrant Officer, Human Resources Technician, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, 88th Regional Readiness Command, Fort Snelling, Minnesota, Mr. Anderson has also served with distinction in key assignments in the Active Guard and Reserve Program and the Army Reserve Military Technician Program, where his “get it done,” positive attitude has inspired officers, noncommissioned officers and soldiers of all ranks and all components.
As a dynamic and well-respected citizen-soldier serving in these most difficult of times, Mr. Anderson has twice answered the “Call to Duty” to fight the Global War on Terrorism—first as a liaison officer with Army Reserve Affairs Office, Coalition Forces Land Command, Kuwait, from March to August 2004, and from August 2006 to today as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, 358th Training Brigade, in Baghdad.
A consummate administrator, military personnel expert and human resources advocate, Mr. Anderson continues, in civilian life, to serve soldiers and their families as Director of the Veterans Assistance Center, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and as the AUSA State President for Wisconsin. His expertise helps to ensure that our men and women in uniform—in all components—receive the care, support and recognition they truly deserve.
In appreciation of his outstanding, innovative and dedicated service, the Association of the United States Army proudly presented the Major General James Earl Rudder Medal to Chief Warrant Officer 5 James G. Anderson on the eighth day of October, two thousand seven.