Andrew H. Harris

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  • Total Service: 24 years, 3 months
  • Enlisted Service – US Navy
    — Rank: Aviation Maintenance Administration man Second Class/E-5
    — Rates: Deck Seaman, Airman, Aviation Maintenance Administration
    — Active Duty 19 June 1985; Separation 9 May 1993 (with two year break: 1987-1988)
    — Positions Held in US Navy: Seaman, Deck Division, USS John Rogers DD-983, NS Charleston, SC; Aviation Maintenance and First Lieutenant Division Workcenter Supervisor, US Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels), NAS Pensacola, FL; Workcenter Supervisor, Avionics Division Office, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), NAS Cecil Field, FL
  • Commissioned Service – US Air Force
    — Rank: Lieutenant Colonel/O-5
    — Active Duty 4 October 1994 to Retirement on 3 September 2011
    — Air Force Specialties: Information Management Officer (37A3), Force Support Officer (37F4)
    — Battles and Campaigns: Southwest Asia (Desert Storm), Operation Enduring Freedom Trans Sahara (OEF-TS), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
    — Decorations and Citations: Defense Meritorious Service (DMS), Meritorious Service Medal 2nd OLC, Joint Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Air Force Marksmanship
    — Positions Held: Director, Manpower and Personnel, HQ Eighth Air Force/AFSTRAT, Barksdale AFB, LA; Director of Manpower and Personnel, HQ Special Operations Command Africa, Stuttgart-Mohringen, Germany; Deputy Director, Manpower and Personnel, HQ Special Operations Command Europe, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany; Director of Personnel, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula (CJOTF-AP), Balad AD, Iraq; Commander, Military Personnel Flight, European Mission Support Squadron; Director, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany; Cadet/Officer Accessions, US Air Force Academy, Colorado; Director, Personnel Plans, US Air Force Academy, CO; Commander, Cadet Squadron 18, US Air Force Academy, CO; Director of Personnel, HQ Ninth Air Force/US Central Command Air Forces, Shaw AFB, SC; Director of Personnel Plans and Programs, HQ Ninth Air Force/US Central Command Air Forces, Shaw AFB, SC; Squadron Section Commander, 20th Component Repair Squadron, Shaw AFB, SC; Squadron Section Commander, 319th Civil Engineer Squadron, Grand Forks AFB, ND.
  • Adjutant, Winegar American Legion Post 480, Presque Isle, WI
  • Currently resides in Winchester, WI with his wife, see Susanna L. Harris