Regional Program Manager – East Africa Regional Office
Mr. Bradley G. Anderson, Colonel U.S. Army (ret.), assumed his duties as the Regional Program Manager of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies East Africa Regional Office in June 2010. He brings some 30 years of management, policy development, peacekeeping and operations experience including over a decade of uninterrupted African political and military affairs experience to his new position as a senior member of the Africa Center’s leadership team. Mr. Anderson currently leads the East Africa Regional Office which is located at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The office team, along with the Center, strives to bring leaders together to create and maintain a global network of professionals with a shared commitment to addressing security-related challenges in Africa. The team also provides operational support for various topical programs held across the continent that allow participants to examine complex issues and seek African solutions.
Prior to his retirement, he served as a Defense and Army Attaché for Ethiopia and Djibouti (non-resident) as well as multiple tours in both Tunisia and Morocco. Mr. Anderson has earned some 27 awards and decorations to include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with 3 OLC), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for service in the 38th ADA Brigade in Korea, Air Assault badge, Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, twice being presented the US State Department Meritorious Honor Award, and various other service and foreign awards. This includes being the only US Defense Attaché to Tunis to be awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre du la Republique by the Tunisian President.
Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University in History, along with a Masters Degrees in Political Science from the University of Iowa (with Thesis), and Wesbster’s in Business Administration. Mr. Anderson is also a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery Officer’s Basic and Advance Courses, I-HAWK Transition Course, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School’s Foreign Area Officer Course at Fort Bragg North Carolina, Defense Language Institute Monterey California (French), CAS3, Command and General Staff College, and the Joint Military Attaché School.