What ever happened to Maj. Gen. Joe Anderson?

Published: January 16, 2014, 5:47 pm, by Erin Prater

newandersonEver wondered what happened to Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, former commanding general of Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division?

In March, Anderson relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Paul LaCamera, an Army Ranger who came to Carson from Fort Bragg, N.C.

At the time, I was told by a Pentagon spokesman that Anderson was headed to Fort Bragg, where he was to serve as special assistant to the commanding general of Army Forces Command, a position  “typically designed for senior officers who are awaiting further assignment.”

I hadn’t heard an update until today, when I read Fayetteville Observer military reporter Drew Brooks’ article previewing a casing ceremony that was to take place today at Bragg.

According to Brooks, Anderson — Lt. Gen. Joesph Anderson, now — is the commander of Bragg and the 18th Airborne Corps.

He’ll soon join 500 of the corps’ soldiers in Afghanistan in what will become his first Afghanistan deployment. He’s previously visited the country and has served in Iraq, according to Brooks.

Once in country, Anderson will work with 4th  Infantry Division soldiers at Regional Command South, Brooks writes.

To read more about Anderson, the corps and their upcoming deployment, read Brooks’ article here.

To read The Gazette’s article about Anderson’s farewell to the Mountain Post last spring, click here.

To read The Gazette’s Q&A with Anderson, click here.