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Andrew Hardy

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Oct 8, 2020

Andrew Hardy is a U.S. Air Force Officer serving as a Joint Force Development Strategist within the Joint Force Development Team, Joint Staff, J-7, Pentagon. During his time at the Pentagon. Andrew has also served as Executive Officer for the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements (A5/7) and the Chief of Tanker Integration for Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability. He is a senior-rated evaluator pilot and U.S. Air Force Weapons School Graduate in the KC-135R/T/RT with over 2,700 flight hours and 245 combat missions. Before his assignment to the Pentagon, Andrew was among 30 Air Command and Staff College students selected for an advanced, year-long concentration in multi-domain operational strategy focused on solving future anti-access/area denial challenges and was published in an internationally recognized journal on the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s reading list. He was commissioned from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Master’s in Aeronautics-Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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