2021 Special Tactics (Enlisted) of the Year
Technical Sergeant Adam B. Anderson is a Tactical Air Control Party (TAC-P) Craftsman assigned to the 17th Special Tactics Squadron (STS), Det 2, Joint Base Lewis McChord WA. TSgt Anderson was born in Zaragoza Spain on 7 August 1991. He attended A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas, graduating in 2009. He lettered in football and ice hockey his junior and senior year. After high school, he worked as an EMT for Robinson County EMS in Hearne, Texas before joining the Air Force in 2010. Upon graduating from basic training, he attended the TAC-P schoolhouse and received his first assignment orders to the 19th Air Support Operations Squadron at Fort Campbell KY. While serving at the 19 ASOS, TSgt Anderson deployed in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE in 2016. After 5 years at the 19 ASOS, he attended Assessment and Selection for SOF TAC-P in 2017 and was selected for the 17 STS. Presently, TSgt Anderson is a Section Chief for Detachment 2. He is a Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) instructor and evaluator, and serves as the detachment Chief of Training. During his free time, he attends Liberty University Online and is working towards his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation. He is also pursuing his private pilot’s license. TSgt Anderson’s military awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with Combat Device (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal with Combat Device, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, and Army Combat Action Badge.
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