Cmdr. Robert W. Anderson IV
Cmdr. Bobby Anderson is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in English with Honors in 2004. Following graduation, he attended Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management where he earned a Master of Business Administration in 2006. He was designated an unrestricted naval aviator in 2008.
Anderson completed Phase 1 of JPME though the Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff and Phase II JPME through the National Defense University, Joint Services Staff College.
His operational assignments include tours with the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 15 “Red Lions” in Jacksonville, Florida and San Diego, California, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 “Chargers” in San Diego, California, and HSC-26 “Chargers” in Norfolk, Virginia.
His shore assignments include Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) in Fallon, Nevada and Joint Staff J-7, Joint Force Development and Design Center, Deputy Directorate for Futures & Concepts in Suffolk, Virgina, where he served as capability development officer for the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and Multinational, Supporting, and Service Concepts Divisions. Anderson was selected for commander command in 2019 and reported to the HSC-9 “Tridents” as executive officer in September 2021.
Anderson has accumulated more than 2,400 flight hours in Naval aircraft. He attributes all personal and unit awards he has received to the dedication and professionalism of those with whom he has served.