Command Master Chief Andy R. Wilson is a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He graduated from Riverdale High School in 1987 and entered the U.S. Navy in December 1988.
Wilson completed recruit training in Orlando, FL and attended Cryptologic Technician (Technical) training in Pensacola, FL, advanced training in Winter Harbor, ME, and his first duty assignment was with Naval Security Group Activities Guam. In 1992, following a second duty assignment with the British Indian Ocean Territory Diego Garcia, he separated from the navy. In 1995, Wilson reentered service on Active Duty and completed assignments with Naval Security Group Activity Winter Harbor, ME; FAIRECONRON SIX (VQ-6), Jacksonville, FL; Naval Security Group Activity Denver, CO; and Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN.
Following his Assignments Detailer tour, he was assigned to the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG-68), where he served as Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer, Air Warfare Coordinator, Maritime Interdiction Operations Boarding Officer, and Electronic Warfare Officer. Master Chief Wilson then served as Command Senior Chief with Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) Fort Jackson, SC. In May 2011, he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and served command tours with the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI and his current assignment with Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO THREE (VFA-103) in Virginia Beach, VA.
Wilson's academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Columbia College of Missouri; Master of Business Administration degree from American Military University; and graduate of United States Navy Command Leadership School and the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 137 (Purple).
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, Aviation Warfare Specialist Insignia, and Naval Aircrew Wings.