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RELYANT Executive Inducted Into the US Army Ordnance Hall of Fame

Knoxville, TN, May 22, 2014 --( On May 14, 2014 RELYANT’s Chief Marketing Officer, BG (Retired) Steven M. Anderson, was recognized and rewarded for a lifetime of exemplary service by being inducted into the US Army Ordnance Hall of Fame. The Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame was established in 1969 to recognize and memorialize individuals who have made a positive, significant contribution to the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. BG Anderson is one of twelve members inducted into the Hall as the Class of 2014.

BG Anderson’s military career was nothing short of remarkable. His final tour on active duty in 2008 was as the Director, Operations and Logistics Readiness, G43, on the Army staff at the Pentagon, where he lead a staff responsible for all Army logistics readiness reporting, served as Army lead for resourcing and policy regarding weapon systems sustainment, war reserve stocks, expeditionary housing, and ran the Army’s Logistics Operations Center - a 24 hour/7 days-a-week operations center located in the Pentagon. In early 2007, BG Anderson led a multi-national coalition planning effort to expand logistics capabilities and infrastructure in support of the 5-brigade surge in Iraq to include logistical, medical, personnel, and financial management (over $20B annually), and successfully enabled an additional 50K troops to deploy flawlessly into the Iraq theater and enable them to execute their missions without fail. Prior to that in 2006, BG Anderson served as the Multi-National Forces – Iraq, Director of Sustainment and Resources (MNF-I C4) of a 32-nation coalition conducting warfighting in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. His earlier service included command of the Division Support Command for the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea and duty as Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander of Army Materiel Command and the Army G-4, and service as the senior U.S. logistician in Korea (Deputy C-4 for the United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command and J4, United States Forces Korea) where he spearheaded the development of Camp Humphreys, the new combined and U.S. headquarters facility in central Korea. BG Anderson served 30 years as a career US Army Ordnance Officer, and is a 1978 graduate of the United States Military Academy.

RELYANT’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Smith says that this noteworthy achievement doesn’t surprise the executive staff at RELYANT in any way. “BG Anderson brings a consummate work ethic, a tenacious resolve, and admirable professionalism to everything he does at RELYANT. His leadership maturity and pride in service are the tip of the spear to represent RELYANT out there in the marketplace for government contracting. We are very proud to have Steve be such a seminal part of our leadership team. We congratulate him on an award and recognition of this caliber that is the result of a lifetime of exceedingly noteworthy achievement.”

RELYANT is a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with headquarters in Maryville, Tennessee. The company specializes in military munitions response and environmental services, overseas construction, and global development efforts in the Africa, Asia, the United States, and South America. For more information, visit
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