JOHN A. “ANDY” ANDERSON
John Anderson spent 25 years in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets), retiring at the rank of Sergeant Major. During that time he completed all special forces and special operations training, was a demolitions expert and instructor, an instructor at the Special Forces John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School, hand to hand combat instructor, military freefall instructor, and taught weapons and tactics. He served three tours in Vietnam, working with such elite units as CCN (Command and Control North) and the Mike Force (Mobile Strike Force) as part of MACV/SOG.
Upon leaving the military he spent ten years with the U.S. Department of Energy as a lieutenant, training and supervising the nuclear weapons security teams at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Arsenal, and then serving as the tactical commander of the high security area, responsible for the security of all fissile material.
After 9-11 he, along with Green Beret and Medal of Honor recipient Drew Dix, founded the Archangel Anti-Terror Group, a non-profit agency that provides counter-terrorism training, consulting and related services to U.S. law enforcement, military and government agencies. He continues to serve Archangel as chairman of the board of directors,and as a tactical diving, close quarter combat firearms, counter-terrorism tactics and hand-to-hand combat instructor. He continues to this day to provide tactical training to the U.S. Army Special Forces.
In addition, Sergeant Major Anderson owns and operates Andy’s Custom Guns and Training, Inc., is a former world combat pistol champion and bench press record holder. He has operated in more than 50 countries.
Sergeant Major Anderson recently co-authored his first book, The Green Beret In You: Living With Total Commitment To Family, Career, Sports and Life.