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Rear Adm. Bradley J. Andros is a native of Poughkeepsie, New York. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and is a 2019-20 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI Fellow.
His sea duty assignments include operational tours aboard USS Safeguard (ARS-50) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit 11; EOD and mine countermeasures officer for Cruiser-Destroyer Group FIVE; EOD officer for Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet; and executive officer of EOD Mobile Unit 6. He commanded EOD Mobile Unit 8, homeported in Rota, Spain. His major command was commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Central/Commander Task Force 56 where he was responsible for the employment of navy expeditionary forces in the Middle East.
Ashore, he has served as the EOD officer community manager for the Bureau of Navy Personnel, EOD Distribution and Assignment branch head for Navy Personnel Command; Eastern Mediterranean branch head for U.S. European Command; and Navy Expeditionary Warfare branch head for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Andros’ first flag officer assignment was as director, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (J10) U.S. Special Operations Command.
He assumed the duties of commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command on 30 September 2022.
Last Updated: 30 September 2022
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