Jeremy T. Andrew
CDR Jeremy T. Andrew was born in Ithaca, New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1996.
Designated a Naval Flight Officer in May 1997, he reported to the “Grim Reapers” of VF-101 at NAS Oceana, Virginia in June 1997 for fleet replacement training in the F-14 Tomcat. His first operational assignment was with the “Tophatters” of VF-14 where he held a variety of billets and deployed aboard the USS ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in support of Operation ALLIED FORCE, SOUTHERN WATCH and ENDURING FREEDOM.
In November 2001, CDR Andrew attended the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). Upon completion of the syllabus, he remained stationed at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC), NAS Fallon, NV as a TOPGUN tactics instructor and Subject Matter Expert (SME).
In June 2005, he returned to the fleet with his assignment as the Training Officer for the “Red Rippers” of VFA-11. While attached to the squadron, he embarked on the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) in support of the Partnership of the Americas.
Subsequently, CDR Andrew traveled to NAF Atsugi, Japan to complete his Department Head tour with the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron 102. In the “Diamondbacks”, he served as the Operations and Maintenance Officer. While attached, he was forward deployed to the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 65) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73).
CDR Andrew earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, in November 2010. In January 2011, CDR Andrew returned to flight duty with Strike Fighter Squadron 106 at NAS Oceana, Virginia, where he completed refresher training for the FA-18F Super Hornet and remained attached to serve as an instructor for Replacement Aircrew.
CDR Andrew has accumulated over 2,500 flight hours and has logged over 550 carrier arrested landing. His decorations include the Individual Air Medal with combat distinguishing device, Air Medal Strike/Flight Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Battle “E” (three awards), and numerous other unit and campaign awards.