|Bruce H. S. Anderson, the Chief Counsel of Kennedy Space Center, received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree in 1971 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1975, both from the University of Alabama. Between engineering and law school, he was employed as a Structural Design Engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Newport News, Virginia.
His first legal employment was with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers beginning in 1975 in the Office of Counsel, Mobile District, Mobile, Alabama. From 1981 until 1986, he served as the District Counsel for the Corps’ Memphis District, Memphis, Tennessee. From 1986 until 1989, he served as the Deputy Chief Counsel for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland. From 1989 until 1991, he served as the Division Counsel for the Corps’ Missouri River Division, Omaha, Nebraska. From 1991 until 1994, he served as Senior Counsel for Environmental Compliance/Senior Assistant Division Counsel providing legal support to Headquarters, USACE, and the Missouri River Division’s National Design Center for Hazardous and Toxic Waste on matters pertaining to the Department of Defense’s Defense Environmental Restoration Program, the Corps of Engineers’ Superfund program on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Corps’ solid waste
and hazardous waste management program. From 1994 until 1998, he served as Counsel for the Corps’ Transatlantic Programs Center, Winchester, Virginia, providing legal oversight and support for the Corps’ construction, operations and maintenance projects in Europe, former Soviet Union, Middle East, and Africa. In February 1998, he was appointed Chief Counsel for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
During the period 1979-1981, he was an instructor in the Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of South Alabama.
He is a member of several honorary and professional engineering and legal societies. He has also served as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Panel. He is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Alabama, the Supreme Court of Tennessee, the Supreme Court of Nebraska, various U. S. District Courts, various U. S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the Court of Federal Claims.
He is married to the former Jan Reid (B. S., 1972 and M. A., 1975; University of Alabama) of Cherokee, Alabama.