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Richard L. Anderson

Richard L. Anderson, American state legislator, retired military officer. Decorated Combat Readiness medal, Humanitarian Service medal, Meritorious Service medal, Defense Meritorious Service medal, Global War on Terrorism medal, Legion of Merit.


  • Anderson, Richard L. was born on May 30, 1955 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1979. Bachelor in Public Administration, Webster University, St. Louis, 1982. Graduate, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1998.


    • Enlisted United States Air Force, 1979, senior military advisor to the deputy under secretary, Commander Titan II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile combat crew, leader & operator Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile squadron, missiles, launch crew, senior leader Strategic Air Command Headquarters, United States Atlantic Command Headquarters, United States Pacific Command Headquarters, Pentagon, retired colonel, 2009. Senior military assistant Office of Secretary Defense. Member District 51 Virginia House of Delegates, Richmond, since 2010.

      Former national Commander United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member Prince William Committee 100, Lake Ridge-Occoquan-Coles Civic Association. Usher Lake Ridge Baptist Church. Member of Military Officers Association America, Mount Vernon Chapter, Air Force Association (life), Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1503, American Legion Post 364 (life).


    • Married Ruth Anderson. Children: Scott M., Brooke J. Nines, John R., Bria R.
    • spouse: Ruth Anderson
    • children: Scott M. Anderson
    • Brooke J. Nines Anderson
    • John R. Anderson
    • Bria R Anderson
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    Born March 30, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1979
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • 1982
      Webster University
    • 1998
      Air War College
    • 2009
      Enlisted United States Air Force
    • 2010
      member, District 51 Virginia House of Delegates
      Richmond, Virginia, United States