Rear Adm. Annie Andrews assumed command of Navy Recruiting Command Aug. 29, 2013.
As a Navy Human Resources officer her assignments have been in the areas of manpower, personnel, training and education. Andrews began her career at Naval Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, with assignments to Training Air Wing 5, as assistant admin officer, and Helicopter Training Squadron 8, as Flight Simulator coordinator. Her next assignment was at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, 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 served as executive assistant and naval aide to the assistant secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserves Affairs in Washington, D.C., and was a senior fellow on the chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (SSG XXX) at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. Andrews most recently served as the director of Total Force Requirements Division (OPNAV N12).
Andrews served as commanding officer of: Boston Military Entrance Processing Station Navy Recruiting District San Francisco, and Recruit Training Command (RTC), Great Lakes. 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 earned 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, Pennsylvania. 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, Newport, Rhode Island, and she is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk. She is designated as a joint qualified officer.
Andrews' decorations include: the Legion of Merit (three awards); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards); Joint Service Achievement Medal, and various other unit citations.