Chief Warrant Officer Five Matthew A. Anderson retired from active duty on 1 July 2010 culminating a 32 year career as the 10th Regimental Chief Warrant Officer of the United States Army Quartermaster Corps. CW5 Anderson served as the principal advisor to the Quartermaster General on all matters relating to Quartermaster Warrant Officers. He advised, briefed and guided the Sustainment and Army Leadership on all aspects for the total force of Quartermaster Warrant Officers from the Active, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve on matters of professional development. He also served as a voting member on the Vice Chief of Staff’s Senior Warrant Officer Council.
As the Quartermaster Warrant Officer Proponent, CW5 Anderson was responsible for personnel life cycle management functions for five military occupational specialties, management of the Quartermaster warrant officer accession mission and program to include review of warrant officer applications and providing recommendations to the Quartermaster General Officer for critical thinking and decision making, and the life cycle personnel management for all Quartermaster warrant officers. CW5 Anderson developed coalition and partnership relationships to ensure effective and efficient communication on diverse policies and life cycle development models. He help develop warrant officer career patterns, life cycle designs, and models with progression templates, upper mobility standards and training development.
CW5 Anderson deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and was singularly responsible for coordinating and synchronizing sustainment support and automation integration for Quartermaster, Transportation and Ordnance logistical information systems. He was responsible for integrating, fusing, and synchronizing functional logistical support to US, Joint, and Coalition Forces across Iraq, and Kuwait. CW5 Anderson served on the Commanding General’s Strategic and Operational Integration Team to ensure doctrine, logistics modularity, and modernization principles and practices were integrated, while ensuring maximal and optimal leverage of automation and information systems to enhance combat sustainment missions.