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Rear Admiral Andrew J. Loiselle
Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight

Click for high resolutionA native of Rhode Island, Rear Admiral Andrew J. Loiselle graduated from Assumption College in 1988 with a degree in mathematics. He was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program at Holy Cross and earned his Wings of Gold in January 1991. He earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree with a financial management subspecialty through the Naval Postgraduate School in 2004 and graduated from the Navy’s nuclear power school with honors in 2007.

His tours at sea include VF-142 in the F-14B, VFA-195, and command of VFA-146 in the FA-18C, XO of THEODORE ROOSEVELT, CVN-71, command of GUNSTON HALL, LSD-44 and command of GEORGE H.W. BUSH, CVN-77.
Ashore tours include VX-9 in China Lake, VFA-125 in Lemoore, J35 on the Joint Staff and EA to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations (N3/N5), Plans and Strategy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Flag tours include Deputy Director, Future Joint Force Development (J7), Joint Staff.  He currently serves aboard the flag ship HARRY S. TRUMAN, CVN-75 as Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight. 
Loiselle has accumulated more than 3,600 mishap-free fighter flight hours and has more than 800 arrested landings on 10 different aircraft carriers. His awards include Defense Superior Service Medals, Legion of Merit Medals, Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medals, Navy Commendation Medals (one with Combat V) and numerous unit and campaign citations.