AUKUS Program Office (N54)
Andrew Ertl is a Senior Program Analyst working to facilitate the AUKUS program agreements within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N54). Previously, he was an active-duty U.S. Marine for six years, during which time he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and then served three years at U.S. embassies abroad. Andrew then earned a BA in History from Columbia University before embarking on his first graduate program at Tsinghua University in China through the Schwarzman Scholars Program, earning a Master’s of Management Science in Global Affairs. Andrew earned a second graduate degree from the University of Oxford, a Master’s of Public Policy in 2019. He then worked on Capitol Hill as a defense and foreign policy staffer before serving as a John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellow for Headquarters, United States Space Force, and later the Office of Industrial Base Policy. Andrew’s military awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and he was a member of a team that was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. Andrew looks forward to continuing a life of service.