|CDR Andrew F. Carlson
A 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Commander Carlson earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. He is originally from the Chicago, IL, suburb of Romeoville.
He has served at sea in guided missile cruisers and mine warfare vessels, including USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), USS Gladiator (MCM 11), USS Dextrous (MCM 13), and USS Normandy (CG 60). CDR Carlson commanded MHC Crew Endurance, embarking in USS Heron (MHC 52), USS Cardinal (MHC 60), and USS Cormorant (MHC 57).
Ashore, CDR Carlson attended the Naval Postgraduate School, receiving a Master of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering and a diploma from the Naval College of Command and Staff. He most recently served as Chief, Posture Planning and Theater Integration Branch in the Policy, Strategy, Partnering, and Capabilities Directorate (ECJ5/J8) of Headquarters, U.S. European Command. He holds Navy subspecialties in Space Systems Engineering and National Security Studies.