Troy Anderson, J.D.
Adjunct Lecturer of Criminal Justice
Troy Anderson is an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York. Troy manages a large criminal caseload from investigation to trial that includes narcotics offenses, national security crimes, child exploitation matters, and other violent crimes.
Troy previously served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. As a prosecutor in both the Major Felony and the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang) Units, Troy investigated and indicted hundreds of serious felony cases including armed assault with intent to murder, narcotics and firearms trafficking, and bank robbery.
Troy also has in-depth knowledge and experience in counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations. He was an officer in the U.S. Army, where he led an intelligence section in a special operations unit that designed targeting strategies and developed actionable intelligence during the Global War on Terrorism.
After the military, Troy worked for several years as a counterinsurgency advisor to the International Security Assistance Forces Commander in Afghanistan, specializing in rule of law and intelligence. He later spent two years practicing counterinsurgency in Mogadishu, Somalia, where he managed a team of highly experienced special operations and law enforcement experts focused on training and mentoring Somali special operations police officers to conduct counterterrorism operations against Al‐Shabaab and ISIS members.
Troy has lectured and conducted workshops on intelligence, counterinsurgency, and rule of law in East Africa, Afghanistan, and Europe for international, military, and humanitarian-based organizations.
When he is not working, Troy enjoys living a “quiet life” in northern New York, spending his time with his wife and four children skiing, hiking, boating, traveling or seeking other adventures.
- J.D. — New England Law | Boston
- B.A. — The Ohio State University