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Sigma Defense Systems hires Rear Admiral Edward Anderson as Vice President of Maritime Strategy

Sigma Defense Systems, a leading technology company that provides tactical communications systems and services for digital modernization for the Department of Defense (DoD), has announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Edward L. Anderson US Navy, Retired, as Vice President of Maritime Strategy. Reporting to Chief Executive Officer Matt Jones, Admiral Anderson will lead the strategy and development of the Sigma Defense business with a focus on maritime and connected networks.

Rear Adm. Edward Anderson Joins Sigma Defense Systems as VP of Maritime

“We are incredibly fortunate to welcome Admiral Anderson to the Sigma Defense leadership team,” said Matt Jones, CEO of Sigma Defense. “We have tremendous opportunities to provide next-generation tactical communications, DevSecOps and software development capabilities to the Department of Defense, and Admiral Anderson’s knowledge and experience will be instrumental to our future success.”


Rear Admiral Anderson joins Sigma Defense following his retirement from the US Navy after 32 years of commissioned service. At sea, he served on USS Newport News, USS Ohio as strategic weapons officer, USS Jefferson City as executive officer, and later returned to assume command of Jefferson City in July 2008. Ashore, he served in U.S. Space Command in Cheyenne Mountain; NATO Allied Naval Forces South; Strike Force Training Pacific; and in the SECNAV Office of Legislative Affairs.


His navy acquisition experience spans nearly a decade where he served as Major Program Manager in PMW 770; and flag duties as SPAWAR Deputy Commander for Fleet Readiness, and NAVSEA Deputy for Undersea Warfare. In his last post, he was selected to serve as the inaugural program executive officer for Undersea Warfare Systems (PEO UWS). Rear Admiral Anderson is a 1990 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, holds a Master of Business Administration with honors from Indiana University, and is a graduate of the Aspen Institute Seminar on Global Leadership.

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