Commander Anderson spent almost 22 years as a surface warfare officer before retiring in 2017.  He is a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and sailed on his license prior to going active duty. As part of the Navy’s Strategic Sealift Specialty Career Path, he was assigned several tours with Military Sealift Command, completing his last assignment as a project engineer. He is currently a port captain with Maersk Line Limited for seven Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off vessels in the Surge Sealift and Prepositioning Program.

Articles by Christopher Anderson

Merchant mariners whose ships would carry defense cargoes during a contingency must have the training to operate in a contested environment.

Bring Back the National Sealift Training Program

By Captain Joseph Schwartzstein, U.S. Merchant Marine, and Commander Christopher Anderson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2020
Today’s mariners must have the tools to keep the ever-decreasing number of sealift vessels afloat and continue the flow of logistics when called on.