Command Sgt. Maj. Terrina D. Anderson

Command Sgt. Maj. Terrina D. Anderson is from Longview, Texas. She joined the Army in June 2001 as a clarinet player and served in bands at Fort Huachuca, Fort McPherson, Fort Liberty, Yongsan Garrison, Fort Riley and Fort Eustis. She also served as a Senior Small Group Leader at the Army Bands Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Senior Doctrine Developer at the U.S. Army School of Music, and Squadron Operations Sergeant Major at the Asymmetric Warfare Group.

Anderson deployed with the 82d Airborne Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and with the 1st Infantry Division in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. From March 2022 to November 2023, she served as Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army School of Music and Commandant, Army Bands Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

Anderson’s awards and decorations include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Superior Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, NATO medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Norwegian Foot March Badge.

Anderson’s military education includes the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 68), Headquarters Department of the Army Strategic Broadening Seminar (University of Louisville), Red Team Leader Course, Army Force Management Course, Common Faculty Development Instructor and Developer Courses, and Senior Training and Education Manager Course.

Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Greek from Saint Olaf College, a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Texas, and a Graduate Academic Certificate in International Affairs from Texas A&M University.