Anderson, Daniel, Maj

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1992-1994, 8076, Joint Staff
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
99000-Basic Airman
81250-Law Enforcement Specialist
81271-Law Enforcement and Corrections Supervisor
8071-Intelligence Applications Officer, Staff
8076-Intelligence Applications Officer, Staff
Service Years
1971 - 1994
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Officer Collar Insignia

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Defense Intelligence Agency Air Force Security Police Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Currently work at IBM as a Project Manager and Quality Assurance Practitioner.  Nice work-at-home job after years of traveling to customer sites, both government and commercial. This travel included virtually living in Denver and Boulder, CO, for two and a half years working IBM projects at the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service respectively. Have been at IBM for 19 years, which also included working additional projects at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, and the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

Between USAF retirement and IBM, I worked at TRW for 5 years as a defense contractor in the Aerospace and Defense Segment. Interesting work, but decided to move on to new challenges in the private sector.

Retired from the USAF in 1994 and have lived in Virginia ever since. Initially settled in Centreville, VA after USAF retirement, but that area became far to crowded for my family's taste. We moved south to the small rural town of Stuarts Draft, VA in the Shenandoah Vally in 2003. Now live on three acres of land with plenty of elbow room and a great view of the surrounding farmland and watershed.

Civil War battlefields are all around us within easy driving distance. Some of them are: Appomattox, Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Manassas, New Market, The Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Fredricksburg, Brandy Station, Culpepper, Lynchburg, and Waynesboro. Gettysburg National Battlefield Park is about 2.5 hours to the north of us along I-81. The list goes on. A dream come true for a Civil War buff like me.

I'm an avid collector of stuff, to include challenge coins, military patches, shot glasses, beer steins and mugs, Mort Kunsler Civil War art, and Star Trek memorabilia. Lately, I've been collecting hats and caps related to my military experiences. Collections include 300+ beer steins, 135 challenge coins, and patches from every state police force in all 50 states.
Other Comments:
I'm a founding Member of the Eddie's Airplane Patch Desert Rats Group. Group consists of 116 former USAF Security Policemen who served with the 6510th Security Police Squadron at Edwards AFB, CA during the 1970's. Group has been active for over 11 years.

Members of the group served at Edwards AFB (fondly referred to as "Eddie's") during times when the base had no gates or fences, patrolling over 300,000 acres and dealing with vehicle traffic open to everyone. Group also participated in the arrival of the first B-1 bombers and the overland move of the first space shuttle "Enterprise" from Palmdale to the NASA Complex on Edwards. Group also supported space shuttle testing and operational flights that landed at Edwards, namely "Columbia" and "Challenger."

We held our first reunion in over 30 years in Colorado Springs, CO in 2007 and our second reunion at Edwards AFB, CA in 2009. Our third reunion was held in San Antonio, TX in 2011. Our fourth reunion was held in Las Vegas, NV in 2013. Reunion #5 occurred in 2015 in Orlando, FL. Our 6th Reunion will be held in Dayton, OH in October, which will include a visit to the National Museum of the Air Force. In the past, the group has attended baseball games in Kansas City, Chicago, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Denver. We met for our 5th consecutive New Year's celebration in San Antonio, TX, to ring in 2017. For New Year's 2018, we will meet in Las Vegas, NV.
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Enlisted and Officer Assignments

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
Map Legend:
 7551 CSG (USAFE) 
 Kadena AB, Okinawa 
 Assigned CA, NC, NV, TX, DC 
 TFC, Boerfink MTK 

CanadaGermanyGuamJapanUnited KingdomUnited States

Two(2) long tours in Europe: U.K. Enlisted; Germany: Officer
TDY's to Kadena AB, Okinawa and Andersen AFB, Guam
Basic Training and OTS at Lackland AFB, TX
1st U.S. Assignment in NC; Last U.S. Assignment in Wash DC
TDY's to Canada to attend Airshows.

 Remembrance Profiles -  15 Airmen Remembered
  • Collins, Patrick, Sgt, (1971-1975)
  • De Felice, Peter, CMSgt, (1978-2008)
  • Eddy, Storm, Maj
  • Ferreira, Orlando, Col, (1970-1998)
  • Huhn, Michael, Col, (1977-2003)
  • Kell, Leo, A1C, (1971-1975)
  • Riggs, John, 1st Lt, (1979-1986)
  • Robison, Richard, Sgt, (1971-1975)
  • Selby, Michael, Maj, (1968-1989)
  • Smith, Dennis, Sgt, (1971-1975)
  • Trautman, Eugene, Sgt, (1970-1974)
  • Tuchscherer, Timothy, SSgt, (1982-1990)
  • Westbrook, Thomas, SSgt, (1954-1974)
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 Ribbon Bar

Intelligence  (Master)
Security Police (Senior)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1971, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3724/04869
  1979, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Lackland AFB, TX), 13
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3724th  Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)317th Tactical Airlift WingUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)Security Police Units
1st Squadron (Cadre), Officer Training School School Assignments93rd Bombardment  Wing, HeavyStrategic Air Command Tactics School (SACTS), Strategic Air Command (SAC)
4513th Adversary Threat Training GroupJoint Chiefs of Staff
  1971-1971, 99000, 3724th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1971-1972, 81250, 317th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1972-1974, 81271, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1974-1979, 81271, 6510th Security Police Squadron
  1979-1979, 8071, 1st Squadron (Cadre), Officer Training School
  1979-1979, 8071, Air Force Air Intelligence Training Center (Staff)
  1980-1983, 8076, 93rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1983-1984, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1984-1987, 8076, 93rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1987-1991, 8076, Strategic Air Command Tactics School (SACTS), Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1991-1992, 8076, 4513th Adversary Threat Training Group
  1992-1994, 8076, Joint Staff
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1983-1984 Exercise Reforger
  1983-1983 Training Exercise - Able Archer '83
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
 Colleges Attended 
Los Angeles Valley CollegeCalifornia State University, Los AngelesUniversity of Maryland, European DivisionGolden Gate University
Golden Gate UniversityStrayer University
  1966-1968, Los Angeles Valley College
  1968-1970, California State University, Los Angeles
  1973-1974, University of Maryland, European Division
  1974-1978, Golden Gate University
  1987-1988, Golden Gate University
  1994-1996, Strayer University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  C-141 Starlifter  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  
KC-10 Extender  B-1 Lancer  F-111 Aardvark  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
F-16 Fighting Falcon  
  1971-1972, C-130 Hercules
  1971-1972, C-141 Starlifter
  1980-1991, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1980-1991, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1987-1991, KC-10 Extender
  1987-1991, B-1 Lancer
  1987-1991, F-111 Aardvark
  1991-1992, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
  1991-1992, F-16 Fighting Falcon
 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Centrak Shenandoah ValleyAF285Air Force Security Forces Association
Air Force Memorial (AFM)Post 340Association For Intelligence OfficersNational Rifle Association (NRA)
American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)Chapter 2American Military SocietyPost 511
  1982, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Centrak Shenandoah Valley (Deceased Member (Honor Roll)) ( Massanutten, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, Air Force Association (AFA), AF285 (Finance Officer) (Roanoke, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Air Force Security Forces Association
  2009, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, American Legion, Post 340 (Stuarts Draft, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Association For Intelligence Officers
  2010, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2010, American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS), Chapter 2 (President) (Charlottesville, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, American Military Society
  2013, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 511 (Member) (Staunton, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
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