Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ: ULBI) announced that Brigadier General, US Army (Retired) Steven M. Anderson has joined its board of directors, effective April 13. General Anderson fills the vacancy on the board created by the retirement of General Daniel W. Christman on March 24.

General Anderson, 53, brings more than 31 years’ experience in US Department of Defense operations. Anderson, a career military officer, retired from active duty in November 2009. Most recently, he served on the Army Staff in the Pentagon as the Director, Operations and Logistics Readiness, Office of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to that he served for five years as a general officer in the US Army, including 15 months as the senior US and coalition logistician in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In that role, he succeeded in cutting costs through energy demand reduction and directed the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force to bring the Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam initiative to Iraq to improve the energy efficiency of temporary structures. He was also responsible for the development and execution of two key Iraqi business development/employment initiatives: the Iraqi Trucking Network and the Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone, both of which now employ many thousands of Iraqis. After retiring from the US Army, General Anderson was appointed chief operating officer of Synovision Solutions LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in unique applications of emerging technology, many central to innovative energy solutions.

General Anderson has spoken publicly on logistics and energy issues at conferences, military schools, and universities in the US, Korea, Iraq and Europe. His papers have been published by the Institute of Land Warfare (Association of the US Army), the Armed Forces Journal, Army Logistician, and others. Comprehensive briefings on “Top Ten Myths of the War in Iraq,” and “Strategic Logistics Lessons on the War in Iraq” have served as the basis of numerous speeches, articles, interviews, and blog postings. A 1978 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Mechanical Engineering. In 1987 he earned a Master of Science in Operations Analysis Engineering at the Naval Post Graduate School. He is a graduate of the Army War College and an honor graduate of the Marine Corp Command and Staff College.