Capt. Nicholas E. Andrews II, a native of Durham, North Carolina, graduated Boston University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College.
Andrews was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, in August of 1994. Following commissioning, he entered flight training and was designated a naval aviator in 1996 and joined the information professional officer corps in 2006.
His operational assignments include Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, where he served as a patrol plane commander; the commissioning crew of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the anti-submarine warfare officer and a tactical action officer; flag communications officer for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 where he served as U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Task Force 50 battle watch captain; information technology deputy and knowledge manager for CSG 9; and information warfare commander for the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.
Additionally, he deployed as an individual augmentee to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as Iraqi information and communications technology infrastructure branch officer and knowledge and information management branch officer for the directorate of communication and information systems at Multi-National Forces Iraq.
Ashore, he served as an administrative officer for Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2; deputy of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence plans (C4I) at U.S. Pacific Fleet; policy and compliance division head for Navy Cyber Forces; and executive officer for the Naval Satellite Operations Center.
Andrews assumes command of the Center for Information Warfare Training, headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, in May 2018.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various other unit and campaign awards.
Capt. Nicholas Andrews, USN - Commanding Officer, Center for Information Warfare Training