Rear Admiral J. T. Anderson, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three

Rear Admiral J.T. Anderson

Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three

Jeffrey T. Anderson is a native of Fayetteville, Georgia. He earned his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He subsequently entered flight training and was a designated naval aviator. He also holds an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. 

He has served in numerous fighter squadrons flying the FA-189C/E/F Hornet. He has commanded a carrier air wing. He deployed multiple times in support of Operations Deliberate Forge, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve on USS Enterprise, USS Eisenhower, USS Theodore Roosevelt, and USS Harry S. Truman. 

His shore assignments include duties as a Top Gun instructor and training officer at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center and other training positions. He served in the global force management branch of the Directorate for Regional Operation. He served in the Pentagon as deputy executive assistant to a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as executive assistant to the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. 

His current assignment is as Commander of Carrier Strike Group Three based out of Bremerton, Washington. 

In the News…

The South China Sea and the self-governing island of Taiwan are two of China’s most sensitive territorial issues and both are frequent areas of friction between the United States and Beijing. 

Two U.S. aircraft carrier groups recently entered the South China Sea for training, the Department of Defense reported, even as Taiwan called out a new Chinese air force incursion at the top of the waterway, featuring a new electronic warfare jet. 

The training included anti-submarine warfare operations, air warfare operations, and maritime interdiction operations to strengthen combat readiness. It was conducted in accordance with international law in international waters, the Department of Defense said. 

“Operations like these allow us to improve our combat credible capability, ensure our allies and partners, and demonstrate our resolve as a Navy to ensure regional stability and counter malign influence,” said Rear Admiral J.T. Anderson, commander of the strike group led by the USS Abraham Lincoln. 


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