Retired Brigadier General Steve Anderson is the Chief Marketing Officer of RELYANT LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that provides key construction, logistics, munitions response, and information services to our troops deployed overseas in the combat zone.
He retired in April 2010 after a 31 year career in the US Army that included logistics command and staff assignments in Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Germany, Hawaii and four tours in the Pentagon. His most notable military assignment was serving under General David H. Petraeus as his Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics for the Multi-National Force in Iraq for 15 months (Aug 06 – Nov 07).
As a complement to his duties with RELYANT, Anderson serves on the board of directors of two companies in what he categorizes as “energistics” – leveraging alternative energy reduction, production, storage and management to cut logistics requirements and costs: Ultralife Corporation, a $250M/year battery manufacturer (Rochester, NY) and CIYCOR Global, a company that provides financing and technical support for renewable energy and construction projects worldwide (Chicago, IL). He also advises numerous start-up companies in the energy sector.
Anderson has spoken publicly on energy and environmental issues in various forums. His Op-Ed piece, “Save Lives, Save Energy” appeared in the New York Times on 12 Jan 11 and in July 10 he appeared for a week on a national television campaign for a national Clean Energy climate. He has testified before Congress and made numerous radio and television appearances on venues such as National Public Radio, BBC, WUSA, and proudly supported the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRCD), Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the National Science Foundation, and other environmental or veterans organizations.
Anderson is a 1978 graduate of the United States Military Academy and was awarded a Master of Science in Operations Research and Systems Analysis Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1987. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Bronze Star.