Andy Pico, CDR, USN Ret.
Now a Senior Systems Engineer supporting Air Force Space Command, US Space Command, and NORAD.
Graduated with a BS in business in 1973 from University of Arizona, commisioned in October 1973 and designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1974. After flight training served in VAW117 in CVW7 embarked in USS Independence CV62, 1975-78.
Flight Instructor RVAW110 NAS Miramar, 1978-81.
Served in VAW115 in CVW5 embarked in USS Midway CV41 homeported in Yokosuka 1981-83.
Naval War College, Newport, 1984-85. MA in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies, MA in International Relations from Salve Regina University.
Joint Staff, Operations Directorate J36, Operations Team One, National Emergency Airborne Command Post (E4B) operating from Offutt AFB, NE in direct support of the President of the US, 1985-88.
Fleet AAW Officer, 6th Fleet Staff, embarked in USS Belknap CG26, and USS Iowa BB61, homeported Gaeta, Italy, 1988-90.
Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center in Command Center crew and direct staff positions for NORAD J3, 1991-94.
Since 1995 working as an senior systems
engineer for advanced C2 systems and migration to future architectures.