Command Master Chief Andy R. Wilson was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He graduated from Riverdale High School in 1987 and entered the U.S. Navy in December 1988. He received his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Columbia College of Missouri and M.B.A from American Military University.
CMDCM Wilson received recruit training in Orlando, Fl and basic Cryptologic Technician Technical training in Pensacola, Fl, followed by advanced training in Winter Harbor, Me. His first assignment was to Naval Security Group Activity Guam. In 1992, following his assignment on the British Indian Ocean Territory Diego Garcia, he separated from the U.S. Navy. In 1995, he reenlisted on Active duty and completed assignments in Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, Maine, FAIRECONRON SIX (VQ-6), in Jacksonville, Florida, Naval Security Group Activity Denver, Colorado and Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee.
Following his Assignments Detailer tour, he was assigned to the Mayport, Florida based Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG-68), where he served as Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, Air Warfare Coordinator, Maritime Interdiction Boarding Officer, and Electronic Warfare Officer.
Following his tour aboard USS THE SULLIVANS, he served as Senior Enlisted Advisor at the Military Entrance Processing Station, Ft Jackson, SC. While at MEPS, he was selected to the Command Senior Chief program and received assignment orders to Naval Academy Preparatory School, Newport, RI where he served as the Command Master Chief from August 2010-2012. CMDCM Wilson is a graduate of the United States Navy Command Leadership School and Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 137).
CMDCM Wilson's personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist and various other campaign and unit awards.