North Little Rock Human Resources Director Betty Anderson was recently promoted to U.S. Army Lt. Colonel in a ceremony at Camp Robinson.

Anderson was born in Hayti, Mo. In 1986, she graduated from South Pemiscot High School, Steele, Mo.

In 1990, she received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science form Murray State University, Murray, Ky., and in 1993 she received her Masters in Public Administration from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.

Anderson enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 1985. While attending college at Murray State University, she joined the ROTC and received her Commission in May 1990. In May of 1991, she graduated from Military Police Officer Basic Corp. Betty completed the following military education courses: Military Police Advance Courte, Combined Arms Exercise and Intermediate Level Education.

She began her National Guard career as a Rear Security Officer in 1996. She commanded the 216th Military Police Company from 2001-04. As the Commander of the 216th Military Police Company, she deployed to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

She received various other assignments. She served as the Equal Opportunity Advisor for the 87th Troop Command from 2006-09. She served as the Plans Officer with the 25th ROC. She served as Adjunct Faculty for (DEOMI) Defense Equal Management Institute from 2008-11. In 2001, she deployed with the 77th Aviation Brigade as an Equal Opportunity Advisor/Deployable Sexual Assault Response Coordinator in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign. She recently served as the Provost Marshal for the Institute Support Unit (ISU).

In 1993, Anderson began her civilian career as a Human Resources Generalist with the City of Jacksonville. To gain more experience, she went to work for several other Government Agencies. From 1995—1997 she worked as an Employment Services Coordinator for Pulaski County

Government. During 1997-01, she began her first Management position for Arkansas Rehabilitation Services as the Assistant Personnel Manager/Grievance Officer.

In 2001, Betty went to work for the City of North Little Rock as Equal Opportunity/Fair Housing Director. In 2008, she was promoted to Human Resources Director.