Andy is a Research Fellow with the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO). He joined the CETO team in October 2014 after retiring from the Marine Corps with 30 years of service. Andy was designated as an Infantry Officer.
Command tours have included platoon command in 2d Battalion (Bn), 8th Marines and 2d Bn, 2d Marines, company command in 2d Bn, 7th Marines and battalion command in 2d Bn, 4th Marines and 2d Bn, 3rd Marines. Additionally, he commanded the Marine Corps’ Training Command and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. He has participated in a combat deployment as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), plus disaster relief missions in the Philippines and as part of operation Tomodachi in Japan.
In addition to his command time, Andy was a staff platoon commander and tactics instructor at The Basic School. He served as an instructor and the Associate Chairman of the Physics Department at the United States Naval Academy. Staff tours have included time with the III Marine Expeditionary Force Operations, Operations Officer for the 31st MEU, Ground Advocate for Headquarters Marine Corps and the deputy commander at the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab.
Andy holds a BS degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State, and Master’s Degrees from The Naval Postgraduate School in Applied Physics and the National War College in National Security Strategy.