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Roy Andersen (South Africa)

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Allegiance  South Africa
Rank  Major General

Years of service  1966 –
Name  Roy Andersen
Roy Andersen (South Africa)
Born  12 May 1948 (age 67) Johannesburg (1948-05-12)
Battles/wars  South African Border War

Commands held  Chief Defence Reserves
Service/branch  South African Army

Major General Roy Cecil Andersen CSSA SD & Bar SM MMM JCD with 30 Yr Clasp (born 12 May 1948 in Johannesburg) is a South African businessman and Reserve officer in the South African Army.


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Military career

He was commissioned in 1966 into the Artillery. He commanded the Transvaal Horse Artillery from 1976 to 1979 and was thereafter appointed as Senior Staff Officer Artillery and subsequently Senior Staff Officer Operations of 7 Infantry Division. He was promoted to the rank of Major General in October 2003, as Chief Defence Reserves for the South African National Defence Force.

Civilian Career

He studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1972 and as a Certified Public Accountant in 1975 in Texas.

He served as Executive President of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange from 1992 until 1997. He is currently a Director of Nampak.


He has been awarded the

  • Star of South Africa, Commander (CSSA)
  • Southern Cross Decoration (SD & Bar)
  • Southern Cross Medal (SM)
  • Military Merit Medal (MMM)
  • Pro Patria Medal (with Cunene Clasp)
  • General Service Medal
  • Unitas Medal
  • Medalje vir Troue Diens (Medal for Loyal Service with 40 Year Clasp)
  • John Chard Decoration (JCD) (with 30 year clasp)
  • Proficiency badges

  • Badge for Reserve Voluntary Service
  • Identification: General of the Gunners
  • References

    Roy Andersen (South Africa) Wikipedia

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