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.