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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : REAR ADMIRAL ANNIE B. ANDREWS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "














Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews

Director, Total Force Requirements Division (OPNAV N12)

Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews
Rear Adm. Andrews was assigned as the director, Total Force Requirements Division (OPNAV N12) in September 2011.

As a Navy human resources officer, her assignments have been primarily in the areas of manpower, personnel, training and education. Upon commissioning through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Savannah State University, Andrews began her career at Naval Station Whiting Field with assignments to Training Air Wing Five, and Helicopter Training Squadron Eight. Her next assignment was at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific in Honolulu, as an intelligence analyst. Other assignments and staff assignments included: 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, Republic of the Philippines; branch head, Deserter Branch/Deserter Apprehension Program (PERS-842), Washington, D.C.; and, chief, Requirements Branch and Joint Manpower Planner, Manpower and Personnel Directorate Joint Staff, J-1 in Washington, D.C. She also served as executive assistant and naval aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserves Affairs at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Prior to her assignment to OPNAV N12, she served as a Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group at the Naval War College, Newport, R.I.

Andrews served as commanding officer of three commands: Boston Military Entrance Processing Station, Boston; Navy Recruiting District San Francisco; and, Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes, Ill.� During her tour at RTC, she led the training efforts of over 100,000 Sailors for duty in the Fleet, and was instrumental in the commissioning of the Navy's only immersive simulator trainer, the USS Trayer also known as Battle Stations 21.

Andrews, a native of Midway, Ga., received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Savannah State University and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy State University.� She has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa. 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. She also graduated from the Joint Forces Staff College and is designated a joint qualified officer.

Her Navy decorations include: the Legion of Merit with one Gold Star; Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars; Joint Service Achievement Medal, and various other unit citations.