Until January 2014, Chris served as an aide for Senator Ron Johnson. His portfolio consisted of Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Judiciary issues, and was the primary advisor for Veterans Affairs. Chris also served in a limited capacity as the systems administrator. He was originally hired as a staff assistant and was promoted after 6 months.
Before Mr. Anderson worked for the Senate, he served as a team leader in the U.S. Army. As a team leader for the 570th Sapper Company, Chris educated, advised, and led Sappers on route clearance and explosive ordinance clearance techniques, along with all other combat functions of combat engineers.
Mr. Anderson deployed to Afghanistan in the 2011 surge where his platoon operated as a Route Clearance Package on the front lines of the war in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. During that time Chris acted as Team Leader, Explosives Ordinance Clearance Agent (EOCA), Platoon Master Driver, and was a member of the Company Intelligence Support Team.
In 2007, Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He majored in Economics with a minor in Political Science. He worked full time as a construction worker for Allen Construction and managed one of two summer construction crews. After college, Mr. Anderson spent a year working for Associated Bank in their customer service department.
Chris also has a heavy background in the agricultural industry. Most all of his immediate family is somehow involved in farming. His father owned and operated a farm equipment dealership while his uncle owns and operates a seed and service company specializing in soybeans.
Chris is a native of Barron, WI, and enjoys hunting, golfing, backpacking, and auto mechanics.