CDR Andrew McMenamin, PhD

CDR Andrew McMenamin, PhD

Dates of Service: Jun 1980 - Apr 2015
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  • CPO Sep 88
  • SCPO Nov 91
  • MCPO Nov 94
  • ENS Dec 94
  • LTJG Oct 96
  • LT Oct 98
  • LCDR Feb 05
  • CDR Sep 10
Commissioning Source:  Enlisted-to-Officer, 1994

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Born in Tipperary, Ireland. Immigrated to the US when I was 18. Enlisted in the Navy a year later. 35 years active duty. Medically retired. Happily married. Two adult children. Two grandchildren. One great grandchild. One German shepherd (my service dog, Bella died in October - no warning. Broke my heart. I'll never forget the help she provided in getting me out of the darkness I endured - I'll never forget you Bella - love you Bo-Bo) and one American Staffordshire Terrier. Avid target shooter. Budding amateur astronomer. 100% DAV. Wounded Warrior.

Military Experiences

1980 - 2015
Seaman Recruit (E-1) to Commander (O -5)
“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.” President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK).


(7 years)
2005 - 2006
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Surface Force Operations
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Officer
1996 - 1999
Kosovo ribbon
Operation Kosovo Force (KFOR), Kosovo
NATO peacekeeping operations.
1994 - 1995
Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Officer. Peacekeeping operations.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Sep 2006

Domestic Violence Lesson For Commanding Officers

Nov 2005

Trafficking In Persons Basic Awareness Training

Oct 2005

Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Training For Commanding Officers

Sep 2005

Environmental Management Systems For Commanding Officers

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Sep 2013

Emergency Manager

Oct 2010

Domestic Violence

Sep 2008

Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP)

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (3/3)


French (4/4)

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

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