JBLM DENTAC Leadership
Colonel Alfred C. Anderson
Commander of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dental Activity
Colonel Alfred “Andy” Anderson assumed command of JBLM’s DENTAC on Aug. 16, 2021. His previous assignment was as the DENTAC commander at Fort Eustis, Va. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Colonel Anderson is a graduate of the University of Utah. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
Colonel Anderson served 10 years in artillery with the Utah and Ohio National Guard. Upon completion of dental school, he entered active duty and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., where he completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency. After graduation, he was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and deployed to the Middle East three times. In 2004, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., as an endodontic resident. After graduation he was assigned as the endodontics mentor in the two-year advanced education in general dentistry program at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, he also participated in a medical readiness training exercise in the Philippines. He returned to Fort Bragg as the assistant program director for the endodontic residency program from 2009-2013. His next assignment was as the deputy director for patient care integration in the G-3/5/7 at the Office of the Surgeon General. From 2015-2017 he served as the DENTAC commander in Vicenza, Italy.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon. He has earned the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medic Badge, Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and has foreign jump wings from Jordan and Singapore. He is a recipient of the Surgeon General’s ‘A’ proficiency designator, the Order of Military Medical Merit and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Colonel Anderson’s military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combat Casualty Care Course, and Command and General Staff College. He is currently enrolled in distance learning at the Army War College.
Sergeant First Class Candice Weaver
Senior Enlisted Advisor of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dental Activity
Sergeant First Class Candice Weaver was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Fremont, CA. She has been married to her husband, Doug, for 14 years. Together they have two sons; 14 year old Douglas Junior, and seven year old Donovan. In October 2002, SFC Weaver joined the United Stated Army Reserves. She left for Fort Jackson, SC to receive Basic Combat Training in March 2003. Upon graduating Basic Combat Training, she attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, TX earning her Military Occupational Specialty as a 68E Dental Specialist.
Following the completion of her 68E training, she was assigned to the 7234th Medical Support Unit (MSU), under the 2nd Medical Brigade in Oakland, CA. With the 7234th MSU, SFC Weaver assisted in conducting dental exams for Soldier Readiness Processing at various locations. After serving five years in the Reserves with the 7234th MSU, she decided it would be best to join the Active Component.
SFC Weaver has been proudly serving as an Active Duty Soldier, since December 2007. Her first duty assignment was at Fort Hood, TX was with the 502nd Dental Company Area Support (DCAS), which at the time, fell directly under 1st Medical Brigade. She went on to join the 502nd DCAS in two deployments.
Her first deployment, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009 to 2010, she served as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the dental clinic at Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher in Tikrit, Iraq. Halfway through the tour, she was relocated to the 502nd Dental Company Headquarters in Balad, Iraq to take on the NCOIC position in the S1. During her second deployment, also with the 502nd DCAS, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2012, she served as a dental assistant and as the Supply Sergeant at the dental clinic at the NATO Role 3 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Once again, midway through the deployment, she was transferred. SFC Weaver was given the opportunity to join the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 1st Medical Brigade Tactical Operations Center (TOC) team as the Intelligence Sergeant for the S2. There she earned a Battlefield Promotion to the rank of Sergeant. After returning home from Afghanistan, SFC Weaver was officially reassigned to the HHC, 1st Medical Brigade, where she continued to assist in the S2 as a Security Manager. After some time in the S2, she was moved to S3 to serve as the Schools NCO for the Brigade.
SFC Weaver reenlisted to PCS to Fort Carson, CO where she was assigned to the DENTAC in April 2014. She started her clinical time there working as the Practice Manager before fulfilling the role as NCOIC of Dental Clinic #1. Shortly after three years, SFC Weaver was DA Selected to attend the Drill Sergeant Academy at Fort Jackson, SC. She graduated from the academy in August 2017, and received orders to Fort Benning, GA. For the two years SFC Weaver was stationed at Fort Benning, she served as a Drill Sergeant for 19D Cavalry Scout One Station Unit Training (OSUT) with the D Troop 5th Squadron 15th Cavalry Regiment, under the 194th Armor Brigade.
SFC Weaver has completed the following Professional Military Education course: Field Sanitation Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Commanders Total Fitness Course, Basic Leader Course, Master Fitness Training Course, Army Retention Course, Environmental Protection Officer Course, Dental Management Development Course, Advanced Leader Course, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Drill Sergeant School, and Senior Leader Course. She holds an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Central Texas College and is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 1 silver oak leaf cluster, Good Conduct Medal (4th award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, NATO Medal. Her badges include the Combat Action Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Master Drivers Badge-Wheeled, and Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Rifle. SFC Weaver was also inducted into Order of Saint George by receiving the Noble Patron of Armor.