Edgar R. Anderson, Jr.

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Edgar R. Anderson, Jr.
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Lieutenant General (Dr.) Edgar R. Anderson Jr.
Born (1940-03-13) March 13, 1940 (age 82)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Air Force
Years of service 1965–1997
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held
Awards

Lieutenant General (Dr.) Edgar Ratcliffe Anderson Jr. (born March 13, 1940)[1] was the 15th Surgeon General of the United States Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C.

Biography

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Anderson entered the Air Force in March 1965 after receiving his medical degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans. He is board certified in family practice, dermatology and aerospace medicine. He has commanded Air Force hospitals of all sizes and been a command surgeon. He is a command pilot, a former medical test pilot, chief flight surgeon and basic parachutist with 2,200 flying hours, principally in fighter aircraft. He retired from the Air Force on January 1, 1997.

Education

Assignments

  • March 1965 - July 1965, entered the Air Force through direct commission
  • July 1965 - September 1965, student, aerospace medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas
  • September 1965 - September 1968, flight surgeon, 464th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina
  • September 1968 - December 1969, chief of aerospace medicine, 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
  • December 1969 - March 1971, undergraduate and graduate pilot training, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
  • March 1971 - September 1971, combat crew training, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • September 1971 - July 1973, aircraft commander and assistant operations officer, 336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina
  • July 1973 - August 1975, chief of aeromedical services, USAF Regional Hospital, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • August 1975 - October 1977, commander, USAF Hospital, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina
  • October 1977 - June 1980, resident in dermatology, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  • June 1980 - September 1981, staff dermatologist, Keesler USAF Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
  • September 1981 - April 1983, chief of flight test operations, Royal Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine, U.S. Air Force-Royal Air Force exchange program, Royal Air Force Station Farnborough, England
  • April 1983 - February 1984, commander, USAF Regional Hospital, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
  • February 1984 - October 1984, director of professional services, Office of the Command Surgeon, Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
  • October 1984 - February 1986, command surgeon, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii
  • February 1986 - May 1990, command surgeon, Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
  • May 1990 - September 1994, commander, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  • September 1994 - November 1996, surgeon general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.

Flight information

  • Rating: Command pilot, chief flight surgeon, parachutist
  • Flight hours: More than 2,200
  • Aircraft flown: F-4, F-15 Eagle and Hawker Hunter
  • Pilot wings from: Williams Air Force Base, Arizona (Class 71-04)

Major awards and decorations

Other achievements

  • 1969 Commander's Trophy, Flying Training Award, Officer Training Award, and Daedalian Orville Wright Award during undergraduate pilot training, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona
  • 1971 "Top Gun," 336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

Effective dates of promotion

References

  1. Marquis Who's Who on the Web

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[1]".

Preceded by
Robert A. Buethe (acting)
Surgeon General of the United States Air Force
1994-1996
Succeeded by
Charles H. Roadman II