Retired Army officer takes post at UCCS

By Staff
Edward G. Anderson III

Edward G. Anderson III

A retired U.S. Army lieutenant general will lead grant and contract development for the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers (NISSSC) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Edward G. Anderson III, currently a member of the NISSSC advisory board, began the role of executive director Sept. 1. The position is part-time, said Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak.

"Gen. Anderson brings to UCCS valuable experience in understanding the needs of our nation's military," Shockley-Zalabak said. "Additionally, I believe his experience with one of the country's largest consulting firms will assist the center in charting its future course."

Anderson will seek grants, contract and gift funds for NISSSC. Scott Trimboli, managing director of the Center for Space Studies at NISSSC, will continue to be responsible for day-to-day operations of the institute.

Following his 2004 retirement from the Army, Anderson served as a principal to the national consulting firm of Booz-Allen-Hamilton. Previously, he spent 39 years in the Army with experiences ranging from command of field artillery units to his final posting as deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command and vice commander of U.S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters and Bronze Star.

NISSSC incorporates four research- and teaching-oriented centers, including the Center for Homeland Security, the Trauma, Health and Hazards Center, the Center for Space Studies and the Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education.