Anderson joins UCCS National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers

A retired U.S. Army lieutenant general will lead grant and contract development for the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers at UCCS.

Retired Army Lt. General Edward G Anderson III, currently a member of the NISSSC advisory board, will carry the title of executive director effective Sept. 1. His part-time appointment was announced by Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak.

“General 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 work half-time and will be charged with seeking grants, contract and gift funds for NISSSC. Scott Trimboli, managing director, Center for Space Studies, NISSSC, will continue to be responsible for day-to-day operations of the institute.

Following his 2004 retirement from the U.S. 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, Ga., 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. For more information, visit

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