13th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division
Army Reserve Career Counselor Career Counselor of the Year
Sgt. 1st Class Adam G. Anderson is an Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) Army Reserve Career Counselor (ARCC) assigned to Area 1 (Utah Extreme), 13th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division (ARCD) with duty at Fort Douglas, Utah. He has served in the retention arena since 2001 with a break in AGR service from 2007 – 2009 taking a civilian position as a Project Manager and a 1-year deployment with the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command. In 1999, as a young specialist assigned to a Quartermaster Company he attended a Skills and Techniques of Retention Management Workshop, intrigued by the retention field he sought the additional duty as a Duty Appointed Reenlistment Noncommissioned Officer (DARN) supporting a company unit with few leaders. Today, he provides Career Counseling support to six separate units totaling 730 assigned Soldiers.
He entered the Army in October 1988. Prior to assignment as an ARCC in October 2010, he served as Logistics Non-commissioned Officer and Rear Detachment Noncommissioned Officer with the 96th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Douglas, Utah. Anderson has also held the assignment of Maintenance Noncommissioned Officer in Charge with the 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Retention and Transition Non-commissioned Officer with the 96th Regional Readiness Command in Salt Lake City, Utah and Great Falls, Montana and served as a Material Management Non-commissioned Officer and Platoon Sergeant with the 299th Quartermaster Company recognized as the Noncommissioned Officer of the year for the 96th Regional Support Command. In the Utah Army National Guard Anderson served as a Light and Heavy Wheel Vehicle Mechanic with the Engineer Company in Lehi, Utah.
On active duty Anderson served as a Track Vehicle Mechanic and Supervisor with Headquarters and Headquarters Company 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Erlangen, Germany and deployed to the Persian Gulf.
Anderson has completed the Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course; Senior Leader Course (Commandant’s Honor List); Retention and Transition Noncommissioned Officer Course (Honor Roll); Microsoft Project Management Course; Information Assurance Security Officer Certification Course; Reserve Component Multifunctional Combat Service Support Course and Duty Appointed Reenlistment Noncommissioned Course.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster; Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Valorous Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal with 2 bronze loops; Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster; National Defense Service Ribbon with 1 service star; Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Kuwait Liberation Medal — Saudi Arabia; Kuwait Liberation Medal – Government of Kuwait; Driver and Mechanic Badge and Career Counselor Badge.
Anderson is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and plans to complete a Master of Business Administration with a concentration on Project Management and certification through the Project Management Institute. In addition to his duties as an Active Guard/Reserve Soldier, Anderson and his wife are the parents of two children, a sophomore at Westminster College seeking a Registered Nurse Degree and the other a student athlete and junior at Jordan High School both located in Salt Lake City, Utah.