Darran Anderson serves as chief strategy and innovation officer.
Anderson's duties include leadership and strategic direction for the innovation and continuous improvement of people, processes and technology of the agency. He is a Project Management Professional, a former consultant for a large business and a program manager for a small business, as well as a retired U.S. Army officer.
Anderson has 26 years’ experience in leadership, staff operations, training, tests, experimentation, and modeling and simulation. He served as an Artillery officer both at Fort Bliss and Fort Hood, and participated in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, among other assignments. In his specialty of modeling and simulations, he has overseen simulation-driven tests, experiments, exercises and unit mission rehearsals; coordinated architecture and systems development; initiated the innovative design and development of several training systems; and managed programs, strategic policies and resources for the construction of Mission Training Complexes across the Army, and their related manning, equipping and sustainment. He most recently worked at the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, Modeling and Simulations Division where he supported program management and strategic planning and engagement across DoD.
Anderson is a native Texan and earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Contact Anderson by phone at (512) 305-9513 email.