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Major General Marcia Anderson, USA, Retired

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Major General Marcia M. Anderson serves as Clerk of Court for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Prior to retiring from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2016, Anderson’s military career spanned more than three decades and includes service as a traditional member of the Army Reserve and on active duty. In 2011, Major General Anderson became the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the United States Army.

From her promotion in 2011 until September 2014, she served as the senior advisor to the Chief of Army Reserve on policies and programs, including budget and appropriations, personnel policies, force structure and manpower, as well as the Department of the Army and Department of Defense Matters. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Creighton and a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University. She also holds a Master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.