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Scott K. Anderson, MAC, USN, ret.

SCOTT KENDALL ANDERSON, a native of Chicago, Illinois, began his 26 year Naval Career February 5, 1970 as a reservist, with company 30-70 at NAS Memphis, TN.  Upon completion of bootcamp he reported to Lowry AFB for Photographic Intelligence "A" School, and graduated as a "PT". (In 1975, the "PT" rating was converted to Intelligence Specialist "IS").

From 1970 to 1974, he was a drilling reservist at NAS Glenview, IL, and served with Naval Air Intelligence Reserve Unit (NAIRU) V1 and Patrol Squadron VP70.   In 1974,   he  reported to the USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 for active duty,  where he was assigned as a photographic interpreter in the Integrated Operational Intelligence Center (IOIC). Following a two year sea tour, he returned to NAS Glenview, where he reenlisted in the ready reserve.  From 1976 to 1982, he was assigned to Fleet Intelligence Rapid Support Team Europe & Atlantic (FIRSTEURLANT) 1572, and worked as a photographic intelligence analyst. 

In April 1982, he returned to active duty as an IS1, and was the LPO for the Reserve Intelligence Program  at NAS Glenview.  In 1985, he converted to the Master-at-Arms rating, and reported for 10 weeks of training at the Army Military Police School at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. Upon graduation, he received orders to Naval Security Group Activity, Adak, Alaska, where he served as the LPO for the Security Detachment (1985-1987).   After leaving Adak, MA1 Anderson reported to the USS Samuel Gompers AD-37 (1987-1989), as the assistant CMAA.   From there, he was assigned as the Command Investigator and Security LPO at NAVSTA Treasure Island (1990-1993).  Next, he reported to the USS Pyro AE-24, as the CMAA,  and was part of  the decommissioning crew in 1994 that watched from pier side  as the ship was towed under the Golden Gate Bridge, en route to it's final resting place.  His final assignment was aboard the USS Fitzgerald DDG-62, where he was a plank owner, and the ship's first Chief Master-at-Arms.  MAC Anderson retired April 30, 1996 in San Diego.

Chief Anderson is the son of the late Robert and Lois Elaine Anderson, who resides in Palatine, Illinois.  His brothers and sister are:  the late Bob Anderson (IL), Jeff Anderson (FL), and Christine Albers (OH).  Chief Anderson was married to the late Patricia Ann Hartman from 1982 -2001, when she succumbed to cancer.  Chief Anderson currently resides in Titusville, Florida, where he is employed by the National Park Service. 

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