WI NATIONAL GUARD NEWS ADVISORY: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch to promote general in Wisconsin National Guard
MADISON, Wis. — Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch will promote Wisconsin’s deputy adjutant general for Army to the rank of major general in the Wisconsin Army National Guard during a Jan. 12 ceremony at 1 p.m. in the Senate Chamber of the state capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin.
Kleefisch will administer the oath of office and promote Brig. Gen. Mark Anderson to the rank of major general.
As the deputy adjutant general for Army, Anderson is responsible to the adjutant general for all aspects of mission readiness and performance pertaining to the 7,500 Soldiers of the Wisconsin Army National Guard. He also serves concurrently as the deputy commanding general, Army National Guard, for the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, where he serves as the principal Army National Guard advisor to the commanding general ensuring the Army National Guard mission, skill sets and capabilities are integrated into the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command efforts.
Anderson enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1983, transferred to the Wisconsin Army National Guard and earned his commission from the Wisconsin Military Academy in 1985. He served in a variety of command and staff positions including as a fire support officer, battery commander and battalion commander. He also served as deputy commander of the 32nd Separate Infantry Brigade before deploying to Iraq in 2005-06 as a senior military transition team advisor to the Iraqi army. He later commanded the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team until assuming his present assignment. From 2009-2012, Anderson simultaneously served as the advisor and personal representative of the commanding general of the United States Army Fires Center of Excellence for all Army National Guard Field Artillery matters, and from 2015-2018, he served as the special assistant to the chief of the National Guard for diversity.