Mark Anderson (Royal Navy officer)
|Years of service||1974–2011|
|Commands held||Commander Operations|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Educated at the University of Manchester, Anderson joined the Royal Navy in 1974 and was appointed commanding officer of the submarine HMS Talent in 1993. He became Military Assistant to the Chief of Defence Logistics in May 2000, Commanding Officer of the frigate HMS Marlborough in August 2002 and Director Equipment Capability (Underwater Effects) in March 2003 before moving on to become the Chief of the Defence Staff's Liaison Officer to the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee in July 2007, and Commander Operations and Rear Admiral, Submarines in January 2009. He retired from the Royal Navy in March 2011.