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Midway native commands Navy recruiting

POSTED: September 23, 2013 9:50 a.m.
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Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews has been assigned to command Navy Recruiting Command.

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews, a Midway native, was assigned the Navy’s top recruiter as commander, Navy Recruiting Command in a ceremony Aug. 29
Andrews is the daughter of retired Capt. Electa Andrews of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. She attended the ceremony along with her sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Lorenzo Dawson, and nephew DeAngelo Dawson.
Andrews’ career spans three decades of service. A Navy human-resources officer, her assignments primarily have been in the areas of manpower, personnel, training and education. Her previous assignment was in Washington, D.C., where she held the position of director for the total force requirements division.
She attended the Liberty County schools and Philadelphia High School for Girls in Philadelphia, Pa.  Andrews earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Savannah State University, where she earned her commissioning through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. She also earned a master’s in management and has been conferred an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters. Andrews also has earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and graduated from the Joint Forces Staff College as a joint qualified officer.
During the change-of-command ceremony, Andrews said she is pleased to be a part of the Navy’s recruiting team.
“The enthusiasm, passion and commitment of the recruiting headquarters and the two regions support staffs and the recruiters that I have met have been tremendous,” she said.
Andrews served as commanding officer of the Boston Military Entrance Processing Station, Navy Recruiting District San Francisco and the Navy’s Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
“Now more than ever, the future of our fleet depends on the efforts that are made every day to find the best of the best to join our Navy family, a team of dedicated volunteers meeting critical challenges here at home and around the world,” she said.
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