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Col. Andrea H. Van Leeuwen

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COLONEL ANDREA H. VAN LEEUWEN

Colonel Andrea H. Van Leeuwen currently serves as the Joint Force Headquarters Director of Staff for Air, Utah Air National Guard. She serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and is responsible for a wide range of functions including logistics, information systems, manpower and personnel, public affairs, recruiting and retention and state emergency response.

Col Van Leeuwen was born 9 September 1969 in Oceanside, California and graduated from Poway High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Columba College, SLC, Utah in 1996. Col Van Leeuwen then completed her Masters Degree in Business Administration from The University of Phoenix in 2013. She has completed many career-related schools during her military career, including Logistics Readiness Officer School, Inspector General School, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff School, and Air War College.

Col Van Leeuwen joined the Army Reserves in 1987 and served six years with a deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm. She moved to Utah and joined the Utah Air National Guard in 1993 where she served as a traditional guardsman. She was selected for an Officer position in the Military Personnel Flight as the Training and Education Officer and attended The Academy of Military Science in 1999. Col Van Leeuwen was selected for a full time position as the Installation Deployment Officer in 2004 and assigned to the Logistics Readiness Squadron where she also served as the Operations Officer. In 2011 Col Van Leeuwen was selected as the Deputy Inspector General for Air. In 2015 Col Van Leeuwen was selected as the Military Personnel Management Officer and assigned to State headquarters. In 2018 Col Van Leeuwen was assigned as the Director of Staff for Air.

Since joining the Guard Col Van Leeuwen has served in numerous capacities. She started her career enlisted in the Operations Group in June 1993, was selected for a full time position in Personnel in November 1993 before receiving her commission as Training and Education Officer in 1999. She served as the Training and Education Officer until she was selected for a full time position with the Logistics Readiness Squadron in 2004.

EDUCATION
Jan 2012 – Aug 2013 University of Phoenix – Masters of Business Administration
Sep 1994 – May 1996 Columbia College – B.S Business Administration
Sep 1988 – Jun 1993 Miramar Community College – A.S Liberal Arts
Sep 1985 – Jun 1987 Poway High School – High School Diploma
 
MILITARY EDUCATION
Dec 2013 Air War College (303 Course Hours) Non-Residence
Oct 2011 Air Force Inspector General School (1 Week)
Sept 2011 Army Inspector General School (3 Weeks)
Mar 2007 Air Command and Staff College (183 Course hours) Non-Residence
Jun 2005 Squadron Officer School (6 Weeks) Completed in Residence
Jun 2004 Logistics Readiness Officer School (13 Weeks)
Apr 1999 Academy of Military Science (6 Weeks)
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1993 – April 1999, Personnel Technician, 151 Military Personnel Flight, SLC, Utah
2. April 1999 – May 2004, Training and Education Officer, 151 Military Personnel Flight, SLC, Utah
3. May 2004 – November 2006, Installation Deployment Officer, 151 Logistics Readiness
Squadron SLC, Utah
4. November 2006 – March 2008, Operations Officer, 151 Logistics Readiness Squadron, SLC, UT
5. March 2008 – February 2009, Installation Deployment Office, 151 Logistics Readiness
Squadron, SLC, UT
6. February 2009 – August 2011, Operations Officer, 151 Logistics Readiness Squadron, SLC, UT
7. August 2011 – December 2014, Deputy Inspector General for Air, Joint Force Headquarters, SLC, UT
8. January 2015- March 2016, Military Personnel Management Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, SLC, UT
9. April 2016 - September 2018 - Personnel Officer/J1, Joint Force Headquarters, SLC, UT
9. October 2018 - Present, Director of Staff for Air, Joint Force Headquarters, SLC, UT
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal w/three devices
Air Force Commendation Medal w/two devices
Air Force Achievement Medal
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Colonel April 26, 2018
Lt Col January 6, 2013
Major May 6, 2007
Captain April 23, 2003
1 Lt April 23, 2001
2 Lt April 23, 1999
(CURRENT AS OF MARCH 2019)