Commander Andrew Biehn
A native of Staunton, Virginia, Commander Biehn graduated from the University of Virginia in 1995 and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Upon completion of his initial Surface Warfare Officer training, he reported to USS NORMANDY (CG 60) home ported in Norfolk, Virginia, where he served as the ship’s Damage Control Assistant. He then qualified as a Tomahawk cruise missile mission planner and served with Afloat Planning Systems Atlantic, deploying as a member of the JOHN F. KENNEDY Strike Group staff.
In 2000, Commander Biehn reported to the United States Naval Academy as an instructor in the Seamanship and Navigation Department. He also served as a Yard Patrol craft Officer-in-Charge and received the Apgar Award for excellence in teaching and leadership.
After completing Department Head School, Commander Biehn returned to NORMANDY as the Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer, completing his third deployment to the Arabian Gulf. He then reported to the Program Manager for Strike Planning and Execution Systems, where he focused on tactics development and program management for the Tomahawk Command and Control System. During this tour Commander Biehn deployed to Afghanistan as the fire support officer for a Joint Special Operations Task Force.
Upon returning from Afghanistan, Commander Biehn was assigned to the headquarters of U. S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, where he worked in the Operations Directorate. Commander Biehn reported to TRUXTUN in August, 2011 as the Executive Officer.
On August 10th, 2012 Commander Biehn took command as TRUXTUN's fourth Commanding Officer, relieving Commander John H. Ferguson.