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TACOMA R. ANDERSON

Tacoma AndersonDr. Tacoma R. Anderson is a United States Army veteran currently serving as the United States Marine Corps military housing director, a position she has held since 2020. In her current role, Dr. Anderson is responsible for ensuring that all service members that qualify for housing or housing assistance are provided with suitable resources. She manages more than 20 private and government-owned properties and a staff of 21 who act as coordinators and advocates for the enlisted persons that they serve.

Dr. Anderson served proudly as a member of the United States Army from 1988 until 1996 and returned to federal service in 2003 as a mortuary affairs assistant at Fort Hood. Through the early 2000s, she found success as an administrative assistant at Fort Belvoir and an administrative officer at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and in 2008 she became a management specialist for the United States Army Reserves based out of Crystal City, Virginia. She entered military housing management in 2010, bringing with her a deep understanding of the needs of service members cultivated by her experience in all branches of the United States military and her posts throughout the United States and Japan.

Dr. Anderson holds associate degrees in general studies and business administration and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2003. She completed a Master of Business Administration in human resources management through the University of Phoenix in 2007, and recently earned a doctorate in Christian theology at the International Miracle Institute. She is the founder of Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, a nonprofit organization, and has been a pastor for Life Changers International Ministries.

In addition to her charitable work, Dr. Anderson is the author of three books, most recently “Becoming the Woman That God Intended Me to Be,” 2020. Her career dedication to service has been recognized with a 2015 Superior Civilian Award from the United States Department of the Army and in 2022, Dr. Anderson was named a Woman of Empowerment by the POWER Organization. In the coming years, she hopes to retire from federal service to focus on running her nonprofit with the eventual goal of opening transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence.

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