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Maj. Gen. Patricia M. Anslow

Chief of Staff, U.S. Southern Command

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(Updated Aug. 1, 2018)

Major General Patricia M. Anslow received her commission through the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York in 1989. She has attended numerous military schools including the Army Senior Leader Development Program - Intermediate, Army Senior Leader Development Program - Basic, United States Army War College, Dual Status Commanders Course, NATO Defense College (General Officer/Flag Officer and Ambassador's Course), and Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security. Major General Anslow reported to U. S. Southern Command in July 2018 and currently serves as the Chief of Staff.

Major General Anslow's command & leadership assignments have included: Platoon leader, 100th Engineer Company; Installation Support Unit Commander, Arkansas Army National Guard; Battalion Commander, 875th Engineer Battalion, Commander, 87th Troop Command; Commander, Land Component Command/ Deputy Commanding General, First United States Army; and; Deputy Commanding General, United States Army South.

Her staff positions include: Executive Officer, 100th Engineer Company and 875th Engineer Battalion; Personnel Officer, 30th Engineer Battalion; Operations Officer 25th Support Detachment, 875th Engineer Battalion, & Detachment 1, 87th Troop Command; Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineering, Joint Force Headquarters; Director, Facility Management Office, Joint Force Headquarters; Assistant Adjutant General; Chief of Staff, Kosovo Forces, and; Special Assistant to the Vice, Chief, National Guard Bureau.

Major General Anslow’s operational deployments have been with the 100th Engineer Company, 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, Saudi Arabia; Commander of the 875th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, Baghdad, Iraq; Chief of Staff, Kosovo Forces.

Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (with Bronze Service Star).

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science degree, Geography, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.

Bachelor of Science degree, Biology, University of Little Rock, AR.

Master of Science degree, Environmental Planning and Management, Johns Hopkins University, MD.

Master of Strategic Studies degree, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. May 1989 ‐ November 1989, Student, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Fort Belvoir, VA

2. December 1989 ‐ December 1989, Student, Airborne School, Fort Benning, GA

3. January 1990 ‐ November 1990, Student, Mapping, Charting and Geodesy Officer, Fort Belvoir, VA

4. May 1990 ‐ May 1991, Platoon Leader, 100th Engineer Company, Fort Bragg, NC

5. December 1990 ‐ April 1991, Platoon Leader, 100th Engineer Company, 30th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, Saudi Arabia

6. June 1991 ‐ January 1992, Executive Officer, 100th Engineer Company, Fort Bragg, NC

7. January 1992 ‐ May 1992, Personnel Officer, 30th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC

8. May 1992 ‐ May 1993, United States Army Reserve Control Group, St Louis, MO

9. May 1993 ‐ June 1994, Civil Engineer, Installation Support Unit, Arkansas Army National Guard, AR

10. June 1994 ‐ May 1996, Commander, Installation Support Unit, Arkansas Army National Guard, AR

11. June 1996 ‐ July 1997, Civil Engineer, Installation Support Unit, Arkansas Army National Guard, AR

12. July 1997 ‐ February 1999, Facilities Engineer, State Area Command, Arkansas Army National Guard, AR

13. March 1999 ‐ August 1999, Operations Officer, 25th Support Detachment (Rear Operations Center), North Little Rock, AR

14. August 1999 ‐ January 2001, Operations Officer, 875th Engineer Battalion, Jonesboro, AR

15. February 2001 ‐ September 2002, Executive Officer, 875th Engineer Battalion, Jonesboro, AR

16. October 2002 ‐ May 2006, Operations Officer, Detachment 1, 87th Troop Command, North Little Rock, AR

17. June 2006 ‐ October 2007, Battalion Commander, 875th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, Baghdad, Iraq

18. November 2007 ‐ July 2008, Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineering, Joint Force Headquarters, North Little Rock, AR

19. August 2008 ‐ June 2009, Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA

20. July 2009 - July 2010, Director, Facility Management Office, Joint Force Headquarters, North Little Rock, AR

21. July 2010 - June 2012, Commander, 87th Troop Command, North Little Rock, AR

22. June 2012 - October 2013, Assistant Adjutant General

23. October 2013 - May 2016, Commander, Land Component Command; dual-hatted, March 2014 - May 2016, Deputy Commanding General, Training Support Division (East), First United States Army

24. June 2016 - July 2017, Chief of Staff, Kosovo Forces, Kosovo

25. August 2017 - February 2018, Special Assistant to the Vice, Chief, National Guard Bureau for Domestic Operations, Washington, DC

26. February 2018 - July 2018, Deputy Commanding General, US Army South, Fort Sam Houston, TX

27. July 2018 - Present, Chief of Staff, United States Southern Command, Doral, FL

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