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Monday, February 10, 2014
New Commander for ISAF Joint Command (IJC)
The commander of the 18th Airborne Corps from Fort Bragg, North Carolina has assumed command of ISAF Joint Command (IJC) from LTG Mark Milley of III Corps. Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson is a West Point graduate who has completed a number of military schools and training courses (Airborne, Ranger, Infantry, staff college, etc.). He has served in many demanding assignments throughout his army career and in quite a few of the Army's infantry units to include 4th Infantry, 5th Infantry (Mech), 75th Ranger Regiment, 187th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne, 25th Infantry, and 101st Air Assault Division. In reviewing his bio posted on the Fort Bragg website one can see that LTG Anderson has commanded and worked at all levels of the Army and has completed a some advanced degrees as well. He has had multiple deployments around the world to include the Balkans, Panama, and three tours in Iraq. Of note is the absence of any deployment time in Afghanistan. "Hmmmm". . . . . I am sure he is a quick learner.