Alpha Phi Alumnus Receives Professional Achievement Award

Alpha Phi (IIT) alumnus Len Anderson recently received the Professional Achievement Award from his alma mater, recognizing outstanding achievement in any professional field. This award honors alumni whose achievements in their fields have brought distinction to themselves as well as credit to Illinois Institute of Technology.

Anderson, who was initiated into the Alpha Phi Chapter as its 731st initiate in 1990, is a Brigadier General and Deputy Commanding General for the Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command and he currently leads a joint task force to combat violent extremism online. He previously flew as a demonstration pilot for the US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, from 2002 to 2004 and active duty in Iraq in 2014 and in joint coalition forces combating ISIS in 2018.  In his nomination, Len is described as someone who “exemplified leadership through his dedicated service to our country. In addition to serving honorably and remarkably, Len has been able to illustrate globally what IIT alumni can achieve.”

You can view the segment of the awards presentation in which Anderson was given this honor here. Congratulations to Anderson for his outstanding achievement and his long career of service to his country!