COLONEL ANDREW P HANSEN

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Colonel Andrew P. Hansen is the Vice Commander of the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan. The fighter wing is composed of nearly 3,100 personnel with an annual facilities, operations and maintenance budget of more than $165 million. The base supports eight associate units from three U.S. military services (Air Force, Army, and Navy) and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

Colonel Hansen is from Klamath Falls, Oregon, and received his commission in 1992 as a distinguished graduate of the University of Colorado Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He earned his navigator wings in 1995 and was selected to fly in the F-15E. Colonel Hansen went on to earn his pilot wings at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in December 1999. Colonel Hansen has held a variety of leadership positions to include the wing chief of flight safety, operations officer, and the Commander, 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska. Prior to his current position, Colonel Hansen served as the Director of Operations, Cyber National Mission Force, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Colonel Hansen is a senior pilot with more than 2,100 flying hours in the F-16 and F-15E.

EDUCATION
1992 Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
2002 Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona
Beach, Florida
2008 Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-
Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
2012 Master of Science degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy, Joint Advanced Warfighting
School, National Defense University, Norfolk, Virginia

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 1993 - 1994, Chief Operations Section HQ AFROTC, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2. 1994 - 1995, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. 1995 - 1996, Student, Joint Navigator / Electronic Warfare Officer Training, Pensacola NAS, Florida
4. 1996 - 1997, Student, F-15E Replacement Training Unit, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
5. 1997 - 1998, F-15E Weapon System Officer and Squadron Electronic Warfare Officer, 335th Fighter
Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
6. 1998 - 2000, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
7. 2000 - 2001, Student, F-16 Replacement Training Unit, Luke AFB, Arizona
8. 2001 - 2004, F-16 Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
9. 2004 - 2006, 57th Wing Chief of Flight Safety / Assistant Ops Officer, 64th Aggressor Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada
10. 2006 - 2008, IDE Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. 2008 - 2009, Operations Officer, 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
12. 2009 - 2011, Commander, 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
13. 2011 - 2012, SDE Student, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Norfolk, Virginia
14. 2012 - 2013, Deputy Chief, Plans Division, USCYBERCOM, Fort Meade, Maryland
15. 2013 - 2014, Director of Operations, Cyber National Mission Force, Fort Meade, Maryland
16. 2014 - present, Vice Commander, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Senior pilot
Flight hours: More than 2,100
Aircraft flown: F-16, F-15E

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jan. 22, 1993
First Lieutenant Jan. 22, 1995
Captain Jan. 22, 1997
Major June 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 2008
Colonel Oct. 1, 2013

(Current as of June 2014)