Emet Anders, Jr. was born to Mrs. Doris M. Anders and Emet R. Anders, Sr., on
March 11th, 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Emet, Senior decided to make a
career in the US Army after serving as a fighter pilot with the famed Tuskegee
Airmen in World War II and his recall to active duty
during the Korean Conflict. From 1953 to 1965 the Anders family crisscrossed
the country and lived overseas in Germany and Okinawa.
Emet, Junior developed an interest in sailing, and scuba diving during his
teenage years while living on Okinawa. In 1966, Emet, Junior decided to go to
sea and joined the U.S. Navy as an ordinary seaman. He served aboard the U.S.S.
Charles H. Roan (DD 853), a Gearing Class Destroyer, with the Second and Sixth
Fleets. While in the Navy, he was trained as an Anti-Submarine Rocket Technician
and cross-trained as a Sonarman. After serving the usual four-year
"hitch", and attaining the rank of Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Emet Anders, Jr., was honorably discharged January 1, 1970.
Emet Anders, Jr. embarked on a career in
broadcasting after working a year for the Virginia Department of Highways as an
Engineer Inspector Trainee, and between 1971 and l987 worked for a number of
local radio stations in Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D-C, and the
Associated Press and the Mutual Broadcasting networks.
Mr. Anders covered fast-breaking stories on Capitol Hill, the White House as
well as City Hall. He covered the crime beat and the local political scene.
During this period, Mr. Anders reported on a wide variety of topics and after
witnessing the enthusiasm and expertise of soldiers at Ft. Belvoir during a
river crossing exercise, decided to join the U. S. Army Reserve.
Interest in conflict simulation and military history led to specialization in
National Security Affairs while Anders was employed full-time as a newscaster
and reporter with WMAL Radio in Washington, D-C (1983 and 1985) Anders was
awarded the Associated Press and United Press International prizes in
"Enterprise Journalism" for his multi-part radio series, "The KGB
and the Washington Target" and " Terrorism and the Washington
Target". Anders also points with pride to his multi-part series for radio
titled "Reforger '85: The Winter Exercise", and "Army 2001: An
Investigation of the Future of the U.S. Army".
Seeking new challenges and greater opportunity, Anders left WMAL Radio in the
fall of 1987 to work as a Computer Programmer/Analyst for BDM International,
Inc. in Mclean, Virginia. Mr. Anders worked or TRW-Systems and Information
Technologies Group and designed and implemented multi-media computer applications
for the private and public sector. Anders is a Microsoft Certified Professional
in Implementing and Supporting Windows NT 4.0.
Based on the Keirsey Temperament Test, Mr. Anders' Jungian Personality type is
INTP's are likely to be logical, analytical, and objectively critical. They are
usually detached and contemplative. They love to theorize and discuss
abstractions and are usually mentally quick, insightful and ingenious. However,
they can be insensitive to the needs of others for emotional connection. They
can become cynical and negative; sarcastic and destructively critical. They can
be very difficult to live with. Other than that, they are just wonderful people.