Commander, Navy Recruiting Command

Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews

  A native of Midway, Georgia, she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University, and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy State University. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program Women and Power: Leadership in a New World and was conferred an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

  Rear Adm. Andrews’ areas of expertise include manpower, personnel, recruiting, training and education.  Her initial assignments at Naval Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, included Training Air Wing 5 and Helicopter Training Squadron 8. Her following staff assignments included intelligence analyst, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii; director, Counseling and Assistance Center, Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland; officer-in-charge, Navy Personnel Support Activity Detachments Subic Bay and Cubi Point, United States Forces Philippines; branch head, Deserter Branch/Deserter Apprehension Program; and chief, Requirements Branch and Joint Manpower Planner, Manpower and Personnel Directorate Joint Staff, J-1. She served as an executive assistant and naval aide to the assistant secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserves Affairs, was a senior fellow on the chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group and served as the director of Total Force Requirements Division.

  Rear Adm. Andrews served as commanding officer of Boston Military Entrance Processing Station, Navy Recruiting District San Francisco, and Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes.  During her tour at RTC, she led the training efforts of more than 100,000 Sailors for worldwide assignment in the fleet and was instrumental in the commissioning of the Navy's only immersive simulator trainer, USS Trayer also known as Battle Stations 21. Currently, as the Navy's top recruiter, she is responsible for the recruitment of more than 43,000 officer and enlisted personnel annually.

  Her military education includes a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I., and she is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk. She is designated as a joint qualified officer and was recognized with the Chief of Naval Operations 9th Annual Stars and Stripes Award for outstanding leadership in 2013.

  Her military decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal and various other unit citations.












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