Craig B. Anderson
Colonel Craig B. Anderson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School class 1-65, 18 January 1965. His first duty assignment was as an Instructor, 25mm Range Committee HHD 3rd Brigade, Fort Ord, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, A Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry, Glendale Ontario/Camp Roberts, California; Platoon Leader, Detachment 1, 415th Regiment, Fort Lawton, Washington; Executive and Test Officer, United States Army Reserve Center, Denver, Colorado; Instructor, USAR Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Executive Officer, USAR Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Company Commander, USAR Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Battalion Chaplain, 115th Field Artillery Battalion, Winchester, Tennessee; Chaplain, South Dakota Military Academy, Fort Meade, South Dakota; State Chaplain, South Dakota National Guard, Headquarters, Rapid City, South Dakota; Instructor, United States Army Chaplain’s School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. | After retiring from Active Military Service, he served as an assisting Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following ordination as an Episcopal priest in 1975, he transferred from Infantry to Chaplaincy and was assigned as Battalion Chaplain in 1976. In addition to his duties as a Chaplain, he taught at his alma mater, the University of the South. He published articles in various journals in the areas of church history and relationship between religion and science. In 1984, he was consecrated the VIII Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. During his tenure as Bishop, he served as Chaplain to the South Dakota Military Academy, and became State Chaplain, Rapid City, South Dakota. In 1993, he was chosen to be President and Dean of the General Theological Seminary in New York City. During this time, he served as an Instructor as a reservist to the United States Army Chaplain Center and School, while assisting the Bishop in the Diocese of New York. | His military education consists of: U.S. Army Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff Course and the United States Army War College. | His military awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (5th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, South Dakota Service Ribbon.