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 Gunsmith., 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.
Business...Jon has appeared in Who's Who in the World and Who's who in Science and Industry. First in the Oil and Gas Industry to use Diammonium Phosphate Drilling Fluid DnP2o4, in the Denver Julesburg Basin the fluid degrades into fertilizer after use. Patented the Non-Metallic Oilwell tubing system US 5524708 to produce Natural Gas using Poly-Pipe PE3408-SDR7. In 2019 worked with the development team that successfully combined Calcium Chloride and Carbon Dioxide resulting in a Calcium Carbonate Compound CaC03 this combination removes excess C02 from the atmosphere arresting it's effect on Climate Change. The commercial bi-product can be used in Road Base and pharmaceuticals. Marksmanship... Jon hunted and fished for a living 375 miles North of the Alaskan Arctic circle, speaks Inupiat Eskimo. An official measurer for Rowland Ward records of Big Game Animals Johannesburg, South Africa. Hunted Plains and Dangerous Game in five African countries. With Sgt. Major Anderson ret. and Warren Watson as shooting coaches, Jon became the 47th person in the US to achieve documented NRA Triple Distinguished Expert Marksman status; Shotgun, Rifle and Pistol. First in the world to reach documented 10 time NRA Distinguished Expert Marksman Status; Handgun Revolver, Handgun Semi Auto, High power rifle, Silhouette Rifle, Shotgun Trap 20GA, Skeet 20 GA Sporting Clays .410, 5 stand .28 GA, Light Rifle .22 Bench Rest 1996/2000. X ring two shot single-hole, Light rifle prone. Jon is an NRA Certified Range Safety officer, Handgun and Shotgun instructor. Developed the Jon Isaacs Sporting Clay and 5 Stand Target complex located on the 33,000 acre NRA Whittington Center, Raton New Mexico. The NRA Whittington Center is the Largest shooting complex open to the public in the United States.