(DeCandido's novelizations of Anderson's Films)
Anderson was a member of Umbrella's Security Division. During the evacuation of Raccoon City in September 2002, he led security on the ground, keeping order in the panic. Once the first zombie was found at the gate, he ordered the end of evacuation, which Major Timothy Cain agreed with.
The character was named after Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed and wrote the live-action films.